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?"