Ambubachi Mela 2013 in Kamakhya Temple begins on 22nd June | Assam Journal

Ambubachi Mela 2013 in Kamakhya Temple begins on 22nd June

Ambubachi festival will begin from 22nd June 2013 at Kamakhya Devi Temple. Know the schedule and details in this article.

Ambubachi Mela 2013 in Kamakhya Temple at Guwahati, Assam will begin on Saturday, 22nd June 2013 and more than 5 lakhs of devotees are expected to throng the temple premises to offer their prayers. This four day long festival which is also popularly known by the name of Ameti or Tantric fertility festival will begin on 12:15:01 hrs on 22-06-2013 (i.e. Prabritti). The doors of the temple will then be closed for all devotees till the Nibritti which is scheduled to be on 25-06-2013 at 12:42:01 hours. Subsequently, the doors of the Kamakhya Devi Temple will be opened for all visitors at 05:30:00 AM on 26-06-2013 to offer their prayers.

Various arrangements has been made for conducting this annual holy festival at Kamakhya Mandir successfully and the state government has prepared a budget of around 1.27 to 1.5 crores for the same. Efforts have been made to provide a hygienic and healthy environment to all the devotees and visitors from across the globe. Around 780 toilets have been setup by the District Administration and Guwahati Municipality Corporation and hundreds of people of Harijan community are deployed to maintain cleanliness in and around the temple.

It is also known that around 2500-3000 workers are involved in conducting this Ambubachi festival which also includes 10 magistrates, 724 social workers, 75 doctors and 48 nurses. In terms of security, several CCTV cameras are installed around the temple and a number of security personnel including NCC, Scout & Guide are deployed to maintain peace and for traffic control during the festival.

For the first time, Assam Tourism Development Corporation in collaboration with Kamrup(M) district administration has provided special transportation vehicles for devotees coming from distant places to attend the Ambubachi mela. There will be around 60 buses and 30 trackers which will be in service from 21st June 2013 to 27th June 2013 round the clock.

Many devotees from foreign countries like France, Italy, Australia etc have already arrived in the temple along with people coming from various places of India. The Sanyasins and Pandas are the major attraction of the festival who are believed to have psychic powers and some of them is known to make their public appearance only during those four days of the festival while for the rest of the year they remain in seclusion.