Arts and Culture
Tooth Filling

Tooth Filling is belonging to Manusa Yadnya (ceremony for human) called Mapandes in Balinese. The reason for filling tooth is to control evil human characteristic ( Sad Ripu ). This important life-cycle event reaches puberty at a girls first menstruation and when a boy voice changes. If not then, it must definetely take place before marriage, sometimes tooth filling is incorporated into the marriage ceremony. After filling, a father's duties to his female children are generally regarded as complete.