Kamakhya Doloi spells out Ambubachi schedule
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 11: The Ma Kamakhya Devalaya authority has spelt out its schedule during the Ambubachi Mela slated to be held from June 22 to 26.
Addressing the media on the temple premises today, Doloi Pabindra Sarma said: “The auspicious moment for Pravriti is 15 minute 39 second past 1 pm on June 22 and that of Nivriti is 39 minute nine second passed 1 am on June 25. The closing time of the temple gate for pilgrims is 9 am on June 22 at the resting shed and the time for opening the temple gate is 7 am on June 26 only to close it at 4.30 pm on the same day. There are special tickets for security personnel at Rs 50 per ticket. Such tickets are normally issued from 7 am to 8 am every day. However, issuance of such tickets will remain closed from June 22 to June 30. The issuance of special tickets at Rs 501 each will remain closed from June 26 to 27.”
On the arrangements made for pilgrims, the Doloi said: “Temporary camps have been set up at horbari Ashram, Bongshi Bagan Ashram and Abhoyanda Ashram. Apart from them, there are such camps at Siddheswar Temple and Kamakhya HS School set up under the aegis of the district administration. There are also temporary rest camps for visitors, health camps, toilet facilities, facilities for drinking water, etc. The arrangement for meal has been made in collaboration of the government and non-government agencies, besides the Devalaya.”
On security aspects, the Doloi said: “The Devalaya has security strength of 120 of its own. Apart from them, there will be 400 scouts and guides, 400 volunteers and 140 temporary security personnel on duty. There will be 300 CCTV cameras. On cleanliness, we’ve 210 sweepers of our own, besides 200 temporary sweepers. In accordance with the decision taken between the administration and the devalaya, the entire way to the temple is being given a facelift with painting. This being the rainy season, sheds are being erected after an interval of every 300 metres. We’re to make the mela free from tobacco as it has already been enforced on the temple premises since January 1, 2016.”