Kavita Kaushik celebrates the Govinda festival by climbing on the human pyramid to break the dahi handi
Two persons lost their lives while 197 others injured at different places in Dahi Handi-related incidents while forming human pyramids on the eve of Janamashtami that was celebrated with fervour on Tuesday in Maharashtra
High Court may have lifted height restrictions on human pyramids, but mandals barely have time to practice now
The Bombay High Court on Monday accepted Maharashtra government's statement that it would not allow children below the age of 14 years to participate in the 'Dahi Handi' festival
The SC that conducted a hearing on the affidavit filed by the Maharashtra government in the dahi handi case today, has sent the matter back to the high court for reconsideration in view of the written submissions filed by the state
Mumbai and Thane police take strict action and book several organisers, who defied Supreme Court’s order on height restriction for human pyramids during Gokulashtami
It seems the SC’s order led to a quieter festival and fewer injuries than last year
Several organisations in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai celebrated Janmashtami on Thursday while flouting the Supreme Court order on 'Dahi Handi' height and exclusion of minors
Check out this video of a dahi handi group at Mumbai's Bandra suburb defying the Supreme Court ban on under-18s being a part of the human pyramids
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the application filed by Guinness World Record holder Jai Jawan Govinda Pathak, to allow them to build the human pyramids without following its directives this year
Today, as the city erupts in dahi handi revelries, let’s remember to keep safety first, from the human pyramid formations to the traffic on road.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that human pyramids can't go beyond 20 feet during the Dahi Handi festival on Krishna Janmashtami, as it rejected a last ditch attempt by an organisation to get over the restriction
They say they won’t be able to find Govindas to replace the under-18 age group that makes up the upper tiers in their human pyramid for the festival
Political parties say they are concerned about Mumbai’s young Govindas but insist that they will not follow the Supreme Court’s recent orders for increased safety during the dahi handi celebrations. The SC has banned those below 18 years from participating in dahi handi formations and has also capped the height of the human pyramids to 20 ft.
Both parties plan to ignore court's orders that human pyramids can't be higher than 20 feet; complain that restrictions are imposed only on Hindu festivals
Despite resistance from the state government, Supreme Court upholds a 2014 Bombay High Court order that forbade those under 18 from participating in human pyramids
The Bombay High Court has asked MLA and Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar from Bandra, who was present at a Dahi Handi function where a nine-layer human pyramid was formed against its order, to file an affidavit saying he would not breach the law in future
The Bombay High Court asked Maharashtra Government to get a clarification from the Supreme Court on its order regarding the height of human pyramids for the Dahi Handi celebrations in the state
Mumbai was seen soaked in Janmashtami celebrations on Sunday as the ceremony of 'Dahi Handi' was held. Mumbaikars took part in the traditional 'Dahi Handi' festival on the occasion of the birthday of Lord Krishna.
Photos: Up, high and hand(i)some in Mumbai