Popular in the state of Maharashtra, India, Dahi Handi is a ritual that takes place during the annual celebration of the festival of Gokulashtami.
Known as Krishna Janmashtami through out the rest of the country, the festival celebrates the birth of the Hindu God, Krishna.
Dahi Handi in Maharashtra involves making a human pyramid in order to reach and break an earthen pot filled with buttermilk, which is tied at a height.
The idea of the human pyramid is based on a legend of the child god Krishna and his friends, who used to form pyramids to break pots of butter, which were hung from the ceilings of neighborhood houses.
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Producers: Hari Mina Bala, Rohan Talwalkar, Akshay Tandon, Anjali Mody, Arjun Rastogi, Danesh Narang.
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Directed By : Rohan Talwalkar
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On our Republic Day, we wanted to create a video which reminds us all about what the dream of India was, where we’ve come and the possibility of where we can go.
Music: "Experience" by Ludovico Einaudi - http://facebook.com/ludovicoeinaudi
Lyrics: Advait Praturi
Voice Over: Sarah Jane Dias
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