Hundreds of Govinda mandals (groups) participated in the festival at various places in the metropolis where human pyramids were formed to reach the pots containing dahi and win cash prizes.
The festival is inspired by the mythological tale of Lord Krishnas boy-hood trick of stealing butter from a suspended earthen pot. Almost all big dahi handi events are sponsored by political leaders.
Piling onto their cavalcade of trucks and motorcycles, hundreds of Govindas (young men) were spotted travelling to pandals to prove their mettle by breaking pots of curd hung high in bylanes of the metropolis.
Govindas formed human pyramids and stood on top of one another, attempting to break clay pots filled with butter or curd tied to ropes even as their efforts were thwarted by water splashed on them by those gathered around.