The Kamakhya Temple authorities have announced a major relaxation for devotees planning to visit the temple.

Devotees to the Kamakhya Temple from now onwards will no longer require to a carry a COVID-19 negative report.

The decision was made by the Kamakhya Temple authorities as the COVID-19 situation in Assam has shown improvement in recent weeks.

“However, everyone must wear a mask and maintain social distancing,” the Kamakhya temple authorities said.

Earlier, to enter the main premises of the Kamakhya Temple, one needed to produce COVID-19 negative test results.

One of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Peeths, Kamkhya Temple in Guwahati is situated on the Nilachal Hills, in the western parts of Guwahati.

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There are ten individual temples dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas of Saktism.

They are Kali, Sodashi, Tara, Bhuvaneshwari, Chhinnamasta, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Matangi, Bgalamukhi, and Kamalatmika.

The Kamakhya Temple re-opened for devotees in the second week of October last year after it closed its doors on March 20 owing to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

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