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Ambubachi Mela to commence at Kamakhya Temple today in Guwahati

First Published: 22nd June, 2024 7:41 IST

The preparations for the Annual Ambubachi Mela have been completed and the fair is to commence on Saturday

The annual Ambubachi Mela at the historic Kamakhya Temple in Assam‘s Guwahati is all set to begin on June 22.
The preparations for the Annual Ambubachi Mela have been completed and the fair is to commence on Saturday.

The Ambubachi Mela is an annual Hindu mela (fair) held at Kamakhya Temple and it is the celebration of the yearly menstruation course of goddess Maa Kamakhya.
The Assam government and Kamakhya Temple Management Committee have made all arrangements for the Ambubachi Mahotsav.
Security arrangements have also been made.
Assam Tourism Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah said that all concerned departments have made preparations for the annual festival.
“The state government and various departments are working on it. There will be no VIP passes to visit Kamakhya temple on June 26 and 27 when the temple door will be opened,” Jayanta Malla Baruah said.
The Assam government and Kamakhya Temple Management Committee have made all arrangements for the Ambubachi Mela.
Earlier, Kabindra Prasad Sarma-Doloi (head priest) of the historical temple told ANI that, this year’s Ambubachi Mela‘s Pravritti will be performed at 8-45 am on June 22 and after Pravritti the main door of the temple will be closed for three days and three nights.
“The Ambubachi Mela‘s Nivritti will be performed on June 26 and the main door of the temple will be opened on June 26 morning. All rituals and puja will be performed after Nivritti. The Assam government and district administration have also extended their support including security, transportation, food etc. Last year, around 25 lakh devotees visited the temple during the Ambubachi Mela and we hope the number will be increased this year,” Kabindra Prasad Sarma said.
Kamakhya Temple located atop Nilachal Hills is one of 51 Shaktipeeths in the country. (ANI)

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