Devi Kamakhya is considered one of the powerful deities of Hinduism and is well-known among the tantriks. There are eight types of festivals are celebrated and Ambubachi Mela is one of them.
Ambubachi Mela starts when Mata goes through her annual menstruation and it continues for three days. During this period, Mata remains in isolation and no puja rituals are performed in the temple. This Mela is an annual fair held in Kamakhya Temple.
During these days, the temple priest and devotees wear red clothes and offers red flowers and garlands to Kamakhya goddess to appease her. After the completion of three days, Devi Kamakhya is bathed and the other puja rituals are performed.
Ambuubachi Mela Dates
Every year ambubachi mela begins on 22 June to 26 June. In this period, Goddess Kamakhya goes through her annual menstrual cycle and it continues for four days.
First three days the temple remains closed and no prayers are offered. On the fourth day, temple doors are reopened for the devotees and Prasad is distributed among the devotees.
Festival of tantriks
Ambubachi fair is commonly known as Ambubasi, Ameti and Tantric fertility festival. Tantric who want to attain siddhi and to get the blessings of Kamakhya Devi make their annual appearance in Ambubachhi Mela.
People from different categories from householders, saints, magicians, to trantriks and tantra experts all come here to celebrate this festival and to get the blessing of Mata Kamakhya.
Four day is the day of celebration
Kamakhya temple remains closed for three days and on the fourth day, all the devotes wait for the reopening of the temple to get the blessing of Mata Kamakhya and to get the unique ambubachi mela prasad that is a small piece of red cloth.
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