Guwahati: The Ambubachi Mela began on the occasion of the annual bleeding of Goddess Kamakhya in Guwahati district of Assam. The main entrance to the Kamakhya Temple will remain closed for 3 days. Guwahati Nilachal Mountains were filled with devotion to Vasini Kamakhya Dham Maa. On Saturday, Assam CM Sarvanand Sonowal launched the Ambubachi Mela at Sonaram Sports Ground in Guwahati as per the annual festival.
Union Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs Prahlad Singh Patel was also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Assam Chief Minister Sarvanand Sonowal said that at the Ambubachi fair, Mother Kamakhya Dham from the country and the world came to Guwahati and received blessings from millions of devotees, conveying the message of peace and brotherhood in the country and the world. That's what I wish.
Union Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs Prahlad Singh Patel said, "After being sworn in as a minister in the Modi government, it is a very memorable moment to attend the Ambubachi fair in the city of Maa Kamakhya in Guwahati. Assam's natural sand and The Ambubachi Mela can play a very important role in the direction and condition of tourism in Assam. According to ancient belief, the Ambubachi Mela is held every year on the occasion of the annual blood festival of Guwahati Nilachal Parva Vasini Devi Kamakhya.