Krishna Janmashtami is an important festival which is celebrated with great fervour. It is an important day for all Hindus and especially for Krishna devotees as well. According to mythology, Krishna was considered a playful and naughty character but at the same time he was very lovable as well.
As a child Sri Krishna was very naughty and he was very fond of butter. In states like Maharashtra people enact incidents from Krishna’s childhood by placing an earthen pot high above the ground and then forming a human pyramid to try and break it. Many youngsters participate in this activity with great enthusiasm. This ritual of breaking the pot is known as Dahi-Handi.