Rikhampada is a dance of Nishi tribe of lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh. It is believed that this dance and the Nyokum festival were introduced by one of their forefathers named Apatani, when he along with his tribe migrated to the present place of settlement. The dance is accompanied by songs in the form of ballads narrating legends of love. It is performed by women only to express their love for their husbands and to offer their reverence to the gods.
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