ambubachi 2023 date and time in bengali calendar|amavasya june 2023 date and time|ambubachi mela 2023 date and time:A meeting was conducted at the Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall to ensure the smooth running of the ‘Ambubachi Mela’ from June 22 to June 26, 2023. The conference was attended by top officials from the District Administration, Assam Police, prominent ‘Dolois’ (priests), and Kamakhya Devalaya office bearers.
Kamrup (M) ADC, Dhrubajyoti Hazarika stated that the district administration will coordinate with all departments and Kamakhya Devalaya to ensure a trouble-free ‘Ambubachi Mela’ this year.According to the ADC, the number of devotee camps increased from three to five last year, but the district administration plans to boost it, even more, this year.
Ambubachi Mela 2023
Ambubachi Mela is among the largest crowds of devotees in the Kamakhya temple in Assam in July and June. “Maa Kamakhya Temple’ is situated in Guwahati. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess of motherhood Kamakhya and is believed to be one of the 52 Shakti Peethas. There isn’t worship of goddesses inside the temple. And instead, it is an idol in the shape of ‘Yoni’, which is revered here.
During the meeting, Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) was assigned the responsibility of taking special measures to maintain the hygiene of the whole city of Guwahati including the temple premises during the five-day ‘Ambubachi Mela’.
GMC was also charged with lighting the Nilachal hills’ roadways from top to bottom. Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), on the other hand, would be in charge of lighting up major locations like as the Jalukbari flyover, Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Kshetra (Cemetery), Balaji Temple, Umananda Temple, and several city parks.
The health department will put up health camps on the Kamakhya temple grounds as well as at the temple’s entrance gate below the Nilachal Hills. Meanwhile, Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) would provide continuous power supply throughout the five-day ‘Ambubachi Mela’.
What is Ambubachi Festival?
The Ambubachi Festival is celebrated during the monsoon, believing that Goddess Kamakhya is experiencing her annual menstrual cycle during this period. Temples are closed for three consecutive days from the 7th day in the “Ashadh” month of the Hindu calendar to the tenth day of the month as an act of seclusion in traditional menstrual cycles. On the 12th day, the doors are ceremonially opened, and a large festival is held in the temple. The belief is that fertility brought by the goddess will bless devotees and help them grow. The Significance of the Ambubachi Festival
“Ambubachi” means “spoken with water”, which means that the anticipated rains at this time of year make the soil fertile and ready for the birth of new babies. The daily worship service is not permitted during this time, and the entire agricultural process, such as ploughing, digging, sowing, or transplanting crops, is prohibited. It is forbidden for devotees to cook meals during these times. On the 4th day, dishes, clothing, and other things are washed and purified symbolically by sprinkles of water.
The devotion to Goddess Kamakhya starts with cleansing and other rituals. The entrance to the shrine is believed to be a sign of good luck following these rituals. The prasad also gets given to the devotees. Prasad is offered in two forms, namely Angodak or Angabastra. Angodak is a term that means “water from the spring,” referring to the fluid that flows the body absorbs. Angabastra refers to the cloth that covers the body, an item of red cloth that covers the stone yoni during the menstrual cycle.
Ambubachi Mela Date and Time 2023
The Ambubachi festival will be held between June 22 and June 26 this year.
Further information can be found below:
Ambubachi Fair Starts: 22 June 2023, Wednesday
Ambubachi Fair Ends: 26 June 2023, Sunday
Temple Closing Day: 22 June 2023, Wednesday
Temple Opening Day: 26 June 2023, Sunday
Visiting Day: 26 June 2023 Sunday
Darshan Timings: 5:30 am to 10:30 pm