A look at three important Hindu ceremonies in the early years. The naming ceremony, together with the use of astrological charts, the head-shaving ceremony and the sacred thread ceremony that takes place around the age of eight.

This clip is from:
Belief File, Hinduism: Family
First broadcast:
25 March 2011

Pupils could look at this clip and compare these ceremonies with rites in other faiths. "What is the point of the rituals? What differences do they make?" Pupils could then design an initiation ceremony of their own bringing out these points.