Tooth Filing Ceremony

A tooth filing ceremony in Ubud, Bali. This ceremony is a right of passage for these three men and one women who formally enter adulthood. This ceremony is executed by smoothing down incisor and eye-tooth. It is purposing to cut the vices of gluttony, arrogance, anger, greed and other vices which are possessed by humans. This ceremony is involves the priest and other local people where six teeth should be filed for this ceremony: two eye teeth and four incisors of the top teeth. Aside from marking the individual’s entry into adulthood, this ceremony is one of the most important religious customs in Bali since it is believed that without such a rite of passage the individual cannot die in peace.