Assam CM Sonowal Visits Kamakhya Temple Ahead Of Ambubachi

Assam CM Sonowal Visits Kamakhya Temple Ahead Of Ambubachi

Kamakhya Temple Kamakhya Temple

Guwahati, June 18, 2019:

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday visited Kamakhya Temple ahead of the “Ambubachi Mela” and offered prayers to the goddess Kamakhya.

The Ambubachi Mela will be held from June 22 to June 25, 2019.

CM Sonowal took an account of the preparation of the facilities and other necessities for the mela.

Apart from that, the CM sat for an important discussion with the “Ambubachi Mela Parichalana Committee” regarding the preparations ahead of the 'mela'.

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In the meeting, Assam Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma, Chairman of Assam Tourism Development Board Jayanta Malla Baruah, Commissioner of Police Deepak Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police Debraj Upadhyai, Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu and other officials were also present.

It may be mentioned that the CM has also directed the concerned authorities to stay alert during the entire period of the mela.

About Ambubachi Mela: The Ambubachi Mela is an annual Hindu mela held at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam. This yearly mela is celebrated during the monsoon season that happens to fall during the Assamese month Ahaar, around the middle of June when sun transit to the zodiac of Mithuna, when the Brahmaputra river is in spate. It is the celebration of the yearly menstruation course of goddess Kamakhya. 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 stretch. It is also believed that during the monsoon rains the creative and nurturing power of the 'menses' of Mother Earth becomes accessible to devotees at this site during the mela. There is no idol of the presiding deity but she is worshipped in the form of a yoni-like stone instead over which a natural spring flows.

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