Mumbai: The city is in a festive mood and you can really feel the excitement in air with Govind troupes competing to form human pyramids and break the Dahi Handi strung high above the ground for prestige and hefty cash prizes. These troupes are surrounded by large crowds, and many of these Dahi Handis are sponsored and supported by the political parties.
Dahi Handi is a traditional festival-cum-sporting event celebrated in Maharashtra on Krishna Janmashtami. The celebrations signify the naughtiness that Lord Krishna stood for as a child. Mumbai happens to be the centre of Dahi Handi celebrations in Maharashtra with nearly 1,000 mandals and Govinda troupes.