Ambubachi Mela 2022: 4-day-long festival commences in Guwahati's Kamakhya temple

  • The four-day-long Ambubachi Mela has kickstarted today, June 23 at the famous Kamakhya temple atop the Nilachal Hills in Assam's Guwahati after a gap of two years. Due to the devastating floods in the state, the festival is being observed in a subdued manner this year.
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The annual Ambubachi Mela commenced at Assam's Kamakhya temple on June 23 and will continue for four days. This is the most important religious event of the temple and is also a significant part of the state's tourism calendar witnessing a footfall of around 25 lakh each year during the festival. The doors of the temple remain closed for four days in association with the belief in a fertility cult. It is believed that during this time Goddess Kamakhya receives her annual menstrual cycle.(PTI)

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The temple reopens on the fifth day when devotees throng the temple to seek blessings.(ANI)

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As a part of the rituals, the temple doors will remain closed for four days. The 'Pravritti' of the mela was held on June 22, Maa Kamakhya Devalaya's head priest or 'Bor Doloi' Kabinath Sarma said.(ANI)

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"As the auspicious Ambubachi Mela begins from today, I pray to Maa Kamakhya to bless everyone with good health, happiness & prosperity, besides help us ward off all evils," Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.(ANI)

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Elaborate arrangements have been made for the devotees who are visiting the temple but no personal vehicles or public transport are being allowed, Kamrup Metropolitan's Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha said.(ANI)

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Senior citizens and devotees with special needs are being ferried in vehicles provided by the district administration to the top of the hills, Jha further added.(ANI)

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Three tented accommodations with a capacity to house around 30,000 devotees in each have been set up with toilet facilities below the hills in Pandu Port Camp, Maligaon and Old Jail Complex at Fancy Bazar, officials said.(PTI)

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Distribution of drinking water and food is being done at designated places along the road to the temple, officials added. (ANI)

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