Keeping in view of coronavirus pandemic, Kamakhya Devalaya temple will remain close till June 30. It was closed since May 13 due to surge of coronavirus cases for 15 days which has been further extended till June 30.
The temple authority said that the Ambubachi Mela which will be held from June 22 will also not be celebrated keeping in mind of pandemic. Though the rituals will be performed inside the temple by the priests but will remain closed for devotees. No sadhus and saints will be allowed to come during the Ambubachi. Also this no visitors and pilgrims are allowed to visit the temple during Ambubachi.
The decision has been taken by the ‘Dolois’ or priests that only the rituals and prayers associated with the festival would be performed by them.
The route from Kamakhya Gate to the temple will be closed so that no pilgrims could gather in and around the temple premises. Only permanent pandas or priests will be allowed inside the temple premises.
What is Ambubachi Mela?
The Ambubachi Mela is a holy annual Hindu pilgrim held in Kamakya Temple in Guwahati, Assam. It fall during the Assamese month Ahaar. It is believed that the presiding goddess of the temple, Devi Kamakhya, the Mother Shakti, goes through her annual cycle of menstruation during this time.