“Sensitive issues like rains or sadhus will not harm the festivity”: CM on Ambubachi Mela.
Guwahati/ 20th June’2017 (Prag News Desk): Guwahati is all geared up to host the Ambubachi Mela on 22nd to 25th of this month. One of the biggest festival in the State, every year it attracts pilgrims from nationwide to the temple of Maa Kamakhya.
This year, consistent rains is posing challenge at the preparations of the Ambubachi Mela, however the State Government has reviewed the ongoing official preparations at the venue. CM Sonowal personally visited the Kamakhya Temple on 10th June to review the arrangements.
Security has been briefed up before the festival, CRPF have been deployed, 500 meters vicinity to the main temple of Kamakhya.
Guwahati Municipal Corporation taking initiative to maintain cleanliness in the areas like every year along with the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) who have administered deployment of added security and staff to handle the huge congregation of devotees nationwide.
Here, the City administration and NFR are sharing responsibilities like providing electricity and water supply in the pilgrim camps set, lights and fans were provided to for the comfort of the devotees. The administration have prioritize sanitation and cleanliness.
Pilgrims have already started to pouring in from different places and have reached Guwahati for the Ambubachi Mela at the Kamakhya Temple.
The Kamakhya Temple remains closed for three days during the festival as the belief goes that Mother Earth cleanses herself in these three days of menstruation cycle and on the fourth day, the mega-celebration begins at the Temple premises.
As the spiritual breeze blows in the Nilachal Hill ahead of the Ambubachi festival, sensitive matters like the entry of Naga sadhus, the naked ascetics, into the main venue on the temple premises, and inclement weather conditions, are posing a challenge to the administration along with unpredictable rains.
At present, the temple administration has arranged a designated camp at the Abhayananda Ashram in the western part of the temple for the Naga sadhus so as to unprecedented chaos during the festival.