Guwahati: Kamakhya Devalaya to remain closed till June 30


GUWAHATI: Though the Union ministry of home affairs allowed the opening of places of worship from June 8, the Kamakhya Devalaya in Guwahati will remain closed till June 30 in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Devalaya authorities informed that the temple doors will remain closed till June 30.It has also decided not to host the Ambubachi Mela which was scheduled to be held from June 22.

The temple will not host any mass congregation during the Ambubachi. Only religious rituals will be observed at the Devalaya which is one of the 51 shaktipeeths in the country.

The temple authority informed that devotees and sadhus would not be allowed to enter the temple and no arrangement for their accommodation has been made.

The doors of the temple have remained shut for visitors since March 20 as a preventive measure against Covid-19. The nationwide lockdown started on March 25.

The Ambubachi Mela, one of the biggest religious congregations in eastern India, attracts lakhs of domestic and international tourists every year.