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Indian Hindu devotees are showered with water while taking a pledge before forming a ‘human pyramid’ during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India
School children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh, India. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Saturday.
Hindu devotees in Mumbai, India form a human pyramid in an effort to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd-pot) suspended in the air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Krishna. Participants win prize money by helping the topmost person to reach the pot and claim the contents.
Women from Nandgaon village hold wooden sticks as they wait for the arrival of men from Barsana, during the Lathmar Holi festival at Nandgaon, 120 km south of New Delhi, India. According to a tradition that has its roots in Hindu mythology, men from Barsana are soaked in coloured water by men and beaten with sticks by women as they arrive at Nandgaon, believed to be Lord Krishna’s village
Schoolchildren dressed as the Hindu Lord Krishna and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Jammu on Monday. The festival, which commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Wednesday
A boy dressed as Lord Krishna, a Hindu deity, participates in a parade to mark the Gaijatra festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu on Thursday. Hindus in Kathmandu celebrate the festival to ask for salvation and peace for their departed loved ones. Cows are regarded as holy animals in Nepal, which help departed souls to reach heaven