A Hindu lady explains why Dahi-handi takes place during the celebrations of Janmashtami. She talks about Krishna's early life and his love of dairy food. She tells us that Krishna particularly loved butter and climbed onto his brother's shoulders to reach a hidden pot of butter. She explains that this is why Hindus perform Dahi-handi – human pyramids trying to reach butter dishes.

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Watch, Hinduism
First broadcast:
27 November 2007

The children could discuss where dairy products come from and find out how butter, cream, yoghurt and cheese is made. They could draw a picture of Krishna on his brother's shoulders reaching for the butter.