Indian Hindu devotees across the world celebrated the Krishna Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu deity Lord Krishna.
Also known as Saatam Aatham, Gokulashami or simply Janmashtami, the festival is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Pasha of the month of Shravana, which, in the Hindu calendar, runs from August until September.
Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting, worshipping Lord Krishna and offering prayers at the time he is believed to have been born.
However, restrictions were put in place this year for one of the festivals main traditions, Dahi Handi, a popular ritual in which people climb on top of each other to form a human pyramid. The aim is to break a pot full of curd that is hanging on a rope high above the ground. (AP)