The Assam Kaziranga University

Much to the joy of devotees, after a two-year gap, the Ambubachi Mela will be conducted at the Kamakhya Temple on the Nilachal Hills in Guwahati, Assam.

The Kamrup (Metro) district administration and the Kamakhya Temple Trust Board met in Guwahati on Thursday and decided to conduct the annual event.

The district administration, however, requested that the temple trust board limit the number of devotees that attend the event.

Pallav Gopal Jha, deputy commissioner of Kamrup (Metro), said, “I appeal to the Kamakhya Temple Trust Board to keep the number of devotees attending the Ambubachi Mela limited.”

The annual Ambubachi Mela is one of the country’s major religious gatherings, attracting thousands of devotees from all around the country and beyond.

The Ambubachi Mela commemorates Goddess Kamakhya’s yearly menstruation and honours Mother Earth’s fertility and ability to nurture life.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc around the world, the Mela had to be put on hold for two years.

The Assam Kaziranga University