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Kamakhya Temple gate opens for visitors today

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 25: Lakhs of devotees thronged the Kamakhya Temple atop Nilachal Hill in Guwahati on the fourth and the last day of Ambubachi today. The Nivriti was at 7.26 pm tonight even as the gate of the temple is to open only in tomorrow morning. Tonight is for the priests to get various rituals relating to Ambubachi done.

The administration restored the free service of around 60 buses from Kamakhya foot hill to the temple atop the hill today. The service had to be stopped yesterday following excessive rush of visitors.

Devotees from all over India and some of the neighbouring countries hym bhajan and kirtan throughout the night in the temple premises. Sadhus and santas from various parts of the country are seen busy in their respective meditation and yogas. They do believe that by meditating and undertaking various yogas when Mother Earth is in her period they can boost their spiritual power.

Meanwhile, the district administration has taken various measures to face the rush of visitors tomorrow morning when the gate of the temple will reopen. A large number of devotees, who have come to the city for the Ambubachi, do visit Umanda Devalaya (Peacock Island), Chhatrakar Devalyaya, Bashistha Temple, Shukreswar Devalaya and other devalayas located in the city. However, ban on ferry services to due to rise in water level of the Brahmaputra has made many devotees sad.

According to the organizing committee of the mela, around five lakh devotees visited the temple today.

The Kumari Puja (worshipping girls who have not yet attained puberty) will be held tomorrow.

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