The Kamakhya temple management authorities in Guwahati have decided not to allow any devotees, pilgrims to attend this year’s, Ambubachi Mela.
This decision has been taken in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the first time in history, this year’s Ambubachi Mela will be observed behind the doors and only the rituals will be performed in the temple, according to reports.
The temple management authorities have decided, unlike previous years, this year the devotees, sadhus, sanyasis, and pilgrims will not be allowed to enter the Kamakhya temple or the nearby places.
Further, all the entrances to the historic temple will be closed to prevent anyone from climbing up.
Like every year, this year too Ambubachi Mahayog will be held at the temple from June 22.
The Ambubachi Mela is an annual Hindu Mela (fair) held at Kamakhya temple and it is the celebration of the yearly menstruation course of goddess Maa Kamakhya and the mela starts from June 22 every year at Kamakhya Temple.
On the other hand, the Kamakhya temple management authorities have also decided to keep the temple closed for devotees, pilgrims till June 30 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision to re-open the temple will be taken considering the prevailing situation only.