Guwahati, Assam. Famous Ambubachi Mela Begins At Kamakhya Temple.

June 22, 2024 8:33 AM.

In Assam, the famous Ambubachi Mela has begun today at the Kamakhya temple. This will conclude on the 26th of this month. Lakhs of devotees have gathered for the Ambubachi mela. The event celebrates the annual menstruation of the goddess Kamakhya, symbolising fertility and womanhood.

During the festival, the gates of Kamakhya Temple will remain closed. The temple gates will reopen at 9:08 p.m. on the 25th of this month. The Kamrup Metro District administration has made elaborate arrangements for the devotees. 

Worship is stopped and doors are closed in the temple for four days annually, when the goddess is believed to undergo her annual rest.

Devotees from different parts of the country and abroad converge at the annual mela, which is held in the temple premises during the period.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, in a post on X in Hindi, welcomed the devotees to the mela.

“On the occasion of Ambubachi Mela, I welcome the sandhus and devotees,” he wrote.

Arrangements have been made by the Kamrup Metropolitan district administration and other agencies for the smooth conduct of the Mela, an official statement said.