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India celebrates the Krishna Janmashtami today, the festival of joy and prosperity. The festival is celebrated every year in the month of Shravan which is the August – September according to the Hindu calendar.

Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the day when Lord Krishna took birth and on the eighth day when baby Krishna was put in the cradle for the first time.

Baby Krishna is also referred as “Maakhanchor” because it is said that Lord Krishna used to like butter and used to steal it from every kitchen.

The Dahi Handi which is a custom in the festival of Janmashtami where group of youth form a human pyramid to break the handi (pot) full of buttermilk. This custom is dedicated to the mischievous baby Krishna.

The festival is celebrated all over India but the custom of Dahi Handi is mostly seen in Mumbai and Pune on a massive platform. In these places, one will experience a perfect celebration where many groups participate in the Dahi Handi competition.

As such the festival will commence mid-night by putting the idol of baby Krishna in the cradle and then following day the Dahi Handi celebration