Tiwa tribals celebrate Khelchawa festival in Assam.

This festival is celebrated every five years.

After the harvesting season is over Tiwa community celebrates the festival for a good harvest.

The festival also celebrates the efforts of young boys becoming an adult.

Pigs are also sacrificed during the festival as a mark of respect for their local deities collectively known as Lampha Raja.

Tiwa tribesmen are recognized as a Scheduled tribe within the State of Assam.

Further, they are divided into two subgroups namely Hill Tiwas and Plain Tiwas.

Tiwa tribesmen take part in dance during the Khelchawa festival in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.