Lord Krishna

Indian Hindu devotees gesture before attempting to form a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd-pot) suspended in air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai on August 18, 2014. Participants receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid tall enough to enable the topmost person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it.  AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEEINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

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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. Read more

Indian women from Nandgaon village hold wooden sticks as they wait for the arrival of men from Barsana, during Lathmar Holi festival at Nandgaon 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of New Delhi, India, Monday, March 10, 2014. According to a tradition which has its roots in Hindu mythology, men from nearby Barsana village are soaked in colored water by men and beaten with sticks by women as they arrive at Nandgaon, believed to be Lord Krishna's village. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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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 Read more

Schoolchildren dressed as the Hindu Lord Krishna and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Jammu...Schoolchildren dressed as the Hindu Lord Krishna (L) and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Jammu August 27, 2013. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

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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 Read more

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...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 August 22, 2013. 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. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (

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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 Read more