Sangken, the festival of water brings no less joy to the Khamptis in the Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. Literally, "Sang ken" comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Sankranti’. Water dominates the community festival in mid April marking the start of the traditional Khampti new year where the colourful tribal people showcase their culture and tradition. Water is needed to cleanse the village apart from the remaining ritual where they sprinkle water on each other. They do it as a mark of love and respect among them. Some of them call the water pouring tradition a sprinkling of blessings.