Ambubachi Mela At Assam’s Revered Kamakhya Temple Begins Tomorrow, Here’s All You Need To Know

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Ambubachi Mela At Assam’s Revered Kamakhya Temple Begins Tomorrow, Here’s All You Need To Know

Assam’s Guwahati is experiencing a huge inflow of people as devotees from different parts of the country are here. The inflow of devotees is here to attend the four-day long Ambubachi Mela which is all set to begin on June 22 at the Kamakhya Temple. It is an annual celebration at the Kamakhya temple which is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas across India. Keep reading to get more details about this annual fair. 

All About Ambubachi mela In Assam

Kamakhya temple is Assam’s one of the most revered temples located atop Guwahati’s Nilachal hill. The annual Hindu fair will begin tomorrow and last for four days. The Kamrup Metropolitan district civil and police authorities have confirmed that they are all set for the event’s smooth conduct. 

All the arrangements for food, toilet facilities and drinking water facilities have been made. They have also set up some tents for the devotees.

On June 22, Ambubachi Mela Pravritti will be performed at 2:30am and Nivritti will be performed from June 22 to June 25. The temple’s main door will be closed after Pravritti and will be open only after Nivritti is performed. 

The Nivritti will conclude on June 26 after sunrise. On June 26 and 27, the general devotees will be given preference by stopping the special VIP darshan. One can visit the temple and perform pooja through a general line. 

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A Huge Tourist Event

Devotees can visit the temple premises from 5am to 9pm during the mela. There will be police personnels, volunteers and private security guards to help make the event smooth and help devotees with any issues that arise.

Temporary tents will be set up at Kamakhya railway station, Sonaram Higher Secondary School field and Pandu port.

The Ambubachi Mela celebrates the yearly menstruation cycle of goddess Maa Kamakhya. As it is believed that the menstrual course of the goddess falls in this period, the doors of the temple are kept closed.

This annual festival is also known as a huge tourist event as it attracts over 25 lakh visitors to the temple. 

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