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Prissa A. Putri

A full time mother currently living in Singapore.

Shatra’s Tedak Siten

To keep the tradition, we held a Tedak Siten ceremony for our second child, Artachshatra Dharmanaga Tjokroatmodjo. Tedak Siten is a javanese tradition held before a baby start his/her first steps, the literal meaning of “Tedak Siten” means to set foot on earth.
This ritual illustrates that the little child is ready to start a successful life, with God’s blessing and with the guidance from his or her parents.
During the ceremony, Shatra must get inside a wodden cage full of items related to the future (such as books, stetoskop, pen, etc) and he must pick 2 items which believed will be his profession in the future.