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Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival

India`s Supreme Court on Aug. 17 upheld a lower court`s decision banning youths under 18 from participating in the ritual and restricting the height of the human pyramid to 20 feet (6 m).

Heightened' Dahi Handi revelry continues despite court curb

Dahi Handi celebrations to mark Krishna Janmashtami got off to a colourful start in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra today, with some 'mandals' allegedly flouting the 20-foot ceiling for human pyramids mandated by the Supreme Court.

Dahi Handi events in Dadar, Thane flout Supreme Court rule; human pyramids go beyond 20 feet

Dahi Handi events in Dadar, Thane flout Supreme Court rule; human pyramids go beyond 20 feet

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that human pyramids can't go beyond 20 feet during the Dahi Handi festival on Krishna Janmashtami.

Janmashtami: Watch Dahi-Handi celebrations from Mumbai

Janmashtami: Watch Dahi-Handi celebrations from Mumbai

On the occasion of Janmashtami, the famous Dahi-Handi festival, is being celebrated with great enthusiasm across Maharashtra on Thursday.

Upset over SC curb on Dahi Handi, mandal to return award

Last week, the SC said youth below 18 years of age cannot participate in the popular ritual, part of Janmashtami festival, in Maharashtra and the height of the human pyramid cannot exceed 20 feet, a limit fixed by the Bombay HC.

Dahi Handi: SC upholds Bombay HC directive, human pyramids to not exceed 20 feet

Dahi Handi: SC upholds Bombay HC directive, human pyramids to not exceed 20 feet

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Bombay High Court restriction regarding the height of the pyramids and the age group of the participants in the Dahi Handi festival. 

Dahi Handi fest: SC to pass order on issue of human pyramids' height today

Dahi Handi fest: SC to pass order on issue of human pyramids' height today

The Bombay High Court had in 2014 ordered that the height of human pyramids should not exceed 20 feet in the Dahi Handi function.

Dahi Handi festival: SC to hear Maha govt's plea on human pyramids' height on Tuesday

Dahi Handi festival: SC to hear Maha govt's plea on human pyramids' height on Tuesday

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear Maharashtra Government's plea seeking clarification of its earlier order concerning the height of human pyramids for the Dahi-Handi celebrations.