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World India celebrates the birth of Krishna with spectacular colors

Every year the anniversary of Lord Vishnu’s eight incarnation, Lord Krishna. is celebrated in the month of July or August in India and abroad, depending on the Hindu calendar. Lord Krishna is one of the most worshiped gods in Hindu Mythology.

An Indian Hindu devotee breaks an earthen pot standing atop a 'human pyramid' during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami in Mumbai.

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Students participate in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai, India.

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Devotees dance after breaking a clay pot containing curd during celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai, India.

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A girl dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna performs during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Ahmedabad, India.

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Curd spills as Indian devotees form a human pyramid and break the "Dahi handi", an earthen pot filled with curd in Mumbai, India.

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Bangladeshi Hindu devotees dance during a procession to celebrate Janmashtami in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Indian students get their faces painted in blue color as they prepare for Janmashtami celebrations at a college in Mumbai, India.

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A Bangladeshi child dressed as Hindu God Krishna participates in a procession to celebrate Janmashtami in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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An Indian school teacher places a coconut as she offers prayers at a statue of Hindu god Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janamashthami in Hyderabad.

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Children cheer as they celebrate Janmashtami festival, marking the birth anniversary of Hindu Lord Krishna, at a school in Ahmedabad, India.

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