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Shad Suk Mynsiem Festival in Meghalaya

Shad Suk Mynsiem Festival in Meghalaya

Image Id: INPA15041312

Photo Credit: Indian Photo Agency

Photographer: Dasarath Deka

Photo Location: Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Created Date: 2013-04-15

Youth of Seng Khasi tribe of Meghalaya dance during the Shad Suk Mynsiem Festival at Jaiaw Laitdom, Shillong, East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya, India on Monday 15th April 2013. Shad Suk Mynsiem, literally meaning, dance of the joyful soul, is one of the most important festivals of the Khasis, the indigenous tribe of Meghalaya's Khasi Hills. It is an annual thanksgiving dance festival, when people of the Khasis tribes offer prayer to God for a bumper harvest. The maidens dressed in expensive silk costumes with heavy gold, silver and coral ornaments dance in the inner circle of the arena. The men form an outer circle and dance to the accompaniment of traditional music. Photo by Dasarath Deka/Indian Photo Agency (InPA)