Hindus around the world celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of the Hindu God Krishna. The all-powerful, all-knowning and all-beautiful Krishna is the lord of the highest regard among Hindus and is worshiped with the most enthusiasm.

Everyone dresses up, some even paint themselves blue, so to depict themselves as Krishna. Other dress up as his consort Radha with bright elaborate costumes and jewelry.

The celebration then starts with the breaking of the “dahi-handi” or curd pot. A large clay pot that is filled with milk, curds, butter, honey and fruits is suspended 20-40 feet up in the air. People build human pyramids so to break into the pot and claim the rich and tasty prizes found inside.

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