Youths (Govindas) forming a human pyramid to break a ‘Dahi Handi’ (an earthen pot containing yogurt) during Janamashtami celebrations in Mumbai, Aug. 15. (Press Trust of India)

Janamashtami, a festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, was celebrated with a traditional ‘Dahi Handi’ in Mumbai, and a fair and festivities here at the Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir in Sunnyvale, Calif., along with all other temples in the San Francisco Bay Area. Siliconeer’s Vansh A. Gupta attended the Sunnyvale celebrations, and presents a photo essay.

Janamashtami celebrations at the Sri Krishna Balaram Temple in Sunnyvale, Calif., Aug. 15. (All photos: Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)