AP, Aug. 18, 2014
Injuries continue in Hindu festival of Janmashtami celebrations after India’s Supreme Court ruling
Youngsters in Mumbai form a human pyramid to break the “Dahi handi,” an earthen pot filled with curd, an integral part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami, the festival that celebrates the birth of child-god Krishna. The pyramids are formed to honor Krishna’s effort to steal butter. The celebrations on Monday were the first after the Supreme Court set an age limit for participants. It said last week that only youths 12 or older could form the human pyramids, after children were injured in past years.
Caption: Indian youth make a human pyramid to reach and break the “Dahi Handi,”
an earthen pot filled with yoghurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami in
Mumbai, India, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Janmashtami is the festival that
marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)