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Photos: Ambubachi Mela Returns to Assam's Kamakhya Temple After Two Years

After two years of long break due to COVID, the annual fair of Kamakhya temple retuns.

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Photos: Ambubachi Mela Returns to Assam's Kamakhya Temple After Two Years
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After 2 years of long break due to COVID, Ambubachi Mela returns to Kamakhya Temple of Assam's Guwahati. In the month of June, the Kamakhya Temple of Assam attracts a lot of pilgrims.

Preparation of 2022 Ambubashi Mela

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Huge gathering of sadhus at Kamakhya Temple

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A devotee praying outside the Kamakhya Temple

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Aghoris performing yoga in the temple area. 

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Ambubachi Mela, celebrated during the ‘Asadh’ (monsoon) month of Hindu calendar, is the celebration of yearly menstruation cycle of Goddess Kamakhya. Since the temple celebrates the menstrual phase, it also rejects the taboos associated with menstruation.

A Sadhu protecting himself from rain in Ambubachi Mela

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The decorated gate of the mela.

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A saint playing his musical instrument.

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Huge footfall of pilgrims this year. 

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The temple is closed for three days beginning on the seventh day. On the twelfth day, the doors are ceremoniously opened for the large fair.

Aghori performing tricks in mela. 

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Dreadlocks of a sadhvi.

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Praying to Goddess Kamakhya.

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The concept of this mela is related to agricultural, social, and religious beliefs of devotees.

Aghoris performing their rituals.

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The beauty of the mela intensifies in the evening. 

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