Guwahati, Jun 4: The annual Ambubachi Mela at the Kamakhya Temple here has been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Kamakhya Devalaya Parisalana Samiti informed through a press release here today that the Mela has been cancelled.
No congregation of any devotees, tourists and sadhus will be allowed during the Mela.
Only the rituals related with the occasion will be performed in the Temple premise.
The Mela was cancelled last year too due to the pandemic.
The Temple has been closed for visitors since May 13 and will remain closed till June 30, the Samiti further said.
The Ambubachi will start on June 22 and for the next four days, worship will be stopped and temple doors closed as the Mother Goddess is believed to undergo her annual menstrual cycle during the period.
Lakhs of devotees and tourists annually converge for the Mela, held during the four days that the Temple is closed.