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19 / 09 / 2017
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tooth Filing Ceremony

The tooth filing ceremony is a very important part in the life of a Balinese. This ceremony marks the entrance of the teenager to the adult world. It consists in equalizing six teeth.

In the Balinese belief system, the ceremony helps people rid themselves of the invisible forces of evil which are lust, greed, anger, intemperance, madness and jealousy. This way, it embellish the soul and the smile. The teenager got rid of all the animal part in him, he will not make any mistakes growing-up. Both superior canine and four incisors are delivered to the file and to the hammer, but no panic, all this is perfectly painless. The tooth filing ceremony takes place in a festive, joyful atmosphere, with the sound of the gamelan and to finish the ceremony with a traditional meal. It is not easy to attend a tooth filing ceremony because it is a private event.