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Baikho Festival: Assamese Tribe Prays for Good Rains & Harvest

India | Associated Press | June 12, 2019, 10:00 am
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 Rabha tribal Hindu women participate in a tug of war during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. <br /><br />Every year, the community in India’s northeastern state of Assam celebrates the festival, to please a deity of wealth and ask for good rains and a good harvest. (Image: AP)

Rabha tribal Hindu women participate in a tug of war during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati.

Every year, the community in India’s northeastern state of Assam celebrates the festival, to please a deity of wealth and ask for good rains and a good harvest. (Image: AP)

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 A man practices before performing a cultural dance with traditional drums during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A man practices before performing a cultural dance with traditional drums during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 A priest pours traditional rice beer to a Rabha girl to perform rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A priest pours traditional rice beer to a Rabha girl to perform rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 Rabha tribals perform traditional Rabha dance during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

Rabha tribals perform traditional Rabha dance during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 Rabha tribal priests walk barefoot over burning charcoal as part of rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

Rabha tribal priests walk barefoot over burning charcoal as part of rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 Rabha tribal girls adjust their traditional head gear during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

Rabha tribal girls adjust their traditional head gear during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 A Rabha tribal Hindu priest makes traditional rice beer during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A Rabha tribal Hindu priest makes traditional rice beer during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 A priest performs rituals with a lily flower during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A priest performs rituals with a lily flower during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 A Rabha tribal Hindu priest performs rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, west of Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A Rabha tribal Hindu priest performs rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, west of Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 A priest performs rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A priest performs rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 Rabha tribal Hindu priests perform rituals on holy trees before burning charcoal during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

Rabha tribal Hindu priests perform rituals on holy trees before burning charcoal during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 A priest performs rituals before burning wood during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A priest performs rituals before burning wood during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 A priest performs rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A priest performs rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 A priest dances around burning charcoal as part of rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A priest dances around burning charcoal as part of rituals during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 A Rabha tribal girl performs traditional Rabha dance as villagers watch during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

A Rabha tribal girl performs traditional Rabha dance as villagers watch during Baikho festival at Pantan village, Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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