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The traditional festival marks the anniversary of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna and is based on the legend that Krishna as a child used to steal butter and curd from a pot while tied and suspended from a height by his mother.

Hundreds of youngsters participate in the ritual and are known as ‘Govinda’, another name for Krishna. Surrounded by cheering crowds, the human pyramids try to reach the earthen pot hung more than 6 meters hight with the help of a rope.

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