Rites of passage (Hinduism)

1

What are rites of passage?

2

How do some Hindu parents welcome their baby to the world?

3

How do some Hindu parents decide which letter the baby's name begins with?

4

What point in life does the Sacred Thread ceremony mark?

5

How do some Hindu boys in particular prepare for the Sacred Thread ceremony?

6

What three things do the three strands that make up a sacred thread remind the wearer to keep pure?

7

Which ashrama (life stage) do many Hindus believe marriage to be?

8

What is the word for the canopy within which many Hindus get married?

9

What do many Hindu couples walk around during the wedding ceremony?