‘Dahi Handi’ n Gokulashtami

The ‘Dahi Handi’ — earthen pot filled with yogurt tied on a rope with either side of the buildings at a height — is broken by groups of youngsters known as Govindas.

According to mythology, Lord Krishna, who was fond of yogurt and butter, used to steal them with the help of his friends — Govindas — by forming the human pyramid.

Similarly, the modern day Govindas form the human pyramid and break these pots not only as a custom, but also for a prize that now runs in lakhs!

Govinda a la re!

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