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In pictures: Assamese tribe prays for good harvest

Updated : 2019-06-12 09:52:38

Every year the Rabha tribe in Assam celebrates the Baikho festival to please a deity of wealth and ask for good rains and a good harvest.

Rabha tribal Hindu priest dances around burning charcoal as part of rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, west of Gauhati. Every year, the community in Assam celebrates the festival, to please a deity of wealth and ask for good rains and a good harvest. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Rabha tribal Hindu priest dances around burning charcoal as part of rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, west of Gauhati. Every year, the community in Assam celebrates the festival, to please a deity of wealth and ask for good rains and a good harvest. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Rabha tribal girls adjust their traditional headgear during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Rabha tribal girls adjust their traditional headgear during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A priest makes traditional rice beer during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A priest makes traditional rice beer during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Rabha priest pours traditional rice beer to a Rabha girl to perform rituals during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Rabha priest pours traditional rice beer to a Rabha girl to perform rituals during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Rabha priest performs rituals with lily flower during Baikho festival at Pantan village. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Rabha priest performs rituals with lily flower during Baikho festival at Pantan village. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A priest performs rituals during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A priest performs rituals during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Women participate in tug of war during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Women participate in tug of war during Baikho festival. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
People perform traditional Rabha dance during Baikho festival at Pantan village. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
People perform traditional Rabha dance during Baikho festival at Pantan village. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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