dahi handi

dahi handi

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Canon EOS-1DX - EF 70-200mm 1:2.8L II IS USM
- iso4000 - f/2.8 - 1/80 sec - Michael Grobe

Dahi Handi - “making human pyramids to break the hung pot filled with milk, curd, butter, fruits and water” - originally to celebrate the birth of Hindu god Krishna. Very popular in Mumbai and part of the festivities of Krishna Janmashtami. These guys won their pot just a few hours ago in the early evening building a pyramid of 7 layers. On top there are the lighter kids, balancing 12-15m high in the air.