Guwahati is all set up to promote Ambubachi Mela from June 22 to 25. The Tourism Department of Assam Government (ATDC) is working in full force with the regional administration and other concerned departments, such as GMC and PWD to safeguard all things are put in order before the festival starts. Ambubachi Mela is one of the prime religious worshipers that eastern India hosts on the Nilachal hills in Guwahati. Throughout this time, hundreds of tourists from across the country visit the holy place to offer their prayers in the temple.
As per the newest reports, Union Minister of State for Tourism Prahalad Singh Patel will probably inaugurate the mela on June 21. Supposedly, famous singer Kailesh Kher will also be singing in the opening event. Stating to this change, an official in the know-how detailed that this time the management is preparing to make it better and bigger this time. The authorities are expecting more than 25 lakh guests and devotees from across the nation and even overseas to visit this shrine during this time. The authorization also stated that publicity has also been done through several mediums across the nation to guarantee the place registers increased the amount of tourist footfall.
He further added that Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be enhancing this event during the inaugural ceremony in the evening. After that, Kailesh Kher will be performing Hari Vandana.
The Mela will last till June 25. Also, Devi Bhagwat Katha will be recited from June 22 by Sadhvi Aditi Bharti. This mela is generally held during monsoon, which is strictly connected to the tantric cult, also known as Kamakhya Devi Puja. It is thought that during this time, Goddess Kamakhya goes through her menstrual cycle, for which the shrine remains shut for the next four days. When the shrine doors are unlocked, the disciples wait outside to collect – the prasad, which are small bits of cloth, seemingly saturated with the menstrual fluid of Goddess Kamakhya.