Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna an avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The festival falls in mid-August-September as per the Gregorian Calendar. The programme consists of dances, songs, speeches, ‘bhajans’ sung in praise of Shree Krishna, as he swings blissfully on a beautifully decorated cradle and relishes the sweets and savories offered. ‘Breaking the butter pot’ is a significant event in Krishna’s life that is enacted as a popular sport in many parts of India. A student – representing Krishna – tries to reach the butter pot by climbing a human pyramid.