The Human Pyramids of India During Janmasthami
Dahi Handi or Govinda Sports is an Indian festival, celebrated in August. It involves making a human pyramid and breaking an earthen pot filled with curd tied from a height. This event has it’s origins in the legend of the child-god Krishna who stole butter.
Mostly popular in the states of Maharashtra and Mumbai, it is part of the main festival Gokulashtami, which is known as Krishna Janmashtami in the rest of the country, and celebrates the birth of Krishna. Sometimes prize money is added to the pot as added incentive!