Tribal Festival in Odisha

  • A member of India’s Dongria tribe wearing traditional ornaments watches others dance during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
  • Members of India’s Dongria tribe sacrifice a buffalo during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival atop the Niyamgiri hills near Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, Orissa. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
  • Female members of India’s Dongria tribe warm themselves near a fire during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival atop the Niyamgiri hills near Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
  • A member of India’s Dongria tribe beats a traditional drum near their place of worship during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival atop of the Niyamgiri hills near Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
  • Female members of India’s Dongria tribe hold their traditional weapons as they sit after arriving for the two-day long Niyamraja Festival. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
  • A member of India’s Dongria tribe wearing traditional ornaments dances during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
  • A member of India’s Dongria tribe faints after dancing in trance during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival atop of the Niyamgiri hills near Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

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