English KS1: Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman
The traditional Hindu tale of Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman is told in two episodes.
It is almost time for the festival of Diwali - when the goddess Lakshmi walks among the people. A humble washerwoman finds a precious necklace on the bank of the river, where a crow has dropped it. When she discovers the necklace has come from the palace she knows she must return it...but how can she turn her find to her advantage?