Ambubachi Mela

The Ambubachi Mela is one of the most important festivals across the country and one of the holy festival of Kamakhya Temple. The word Ambubachi has two words, Ambu and Bachi, where Ambu means water, and Bachi means efflorescence.

Ambubachi 2020 Date and Time:

Mela Staring date22nd June 2020
Mela Ending date26th of June 2020
Continuation Period:4 days

Ambubachi Mela Dates in 2020

  •    Starting date: 22nd June 2020
  •    Ending date: 26th of June 2020
  •    Continuation Period: Four days.

Devotees and sadhus will not be allowed to enter the Kamakhya temple due to the Covid-19 epidemic during the Ambubachi Mela at Kamakhya Temple starting on June 22, 2020. The temple committee of Maa Kamakhya Devalaya gave this information on June 17, 2020.

The Ambubachi Mela will be held inside the temple for four days from June 22, but only the priests will do the rituals.

Ambubachi 2020 date and time

Ambubachi Mela 2021

Ambubachi Mela takes place in June (Asaadh) as a Hindu calendar. It begins when the sun enters the Mithuna zodiac in the month of Asaadh.

As this festival takes place as per the traditional calendar. So it does not necessarily fall on the same dates as per the Georgian calendar. Still, the four-day festival usually comes somewhere in the middle of June.

Ambubachi 2021 Dates and Time:

The Date of Ambubachi Mela 2021

Mela Staring date22nd June 2021
Mela Ending date26th of June 2021
Continuation Period:4 days

Ambubachi Mela Dates in 2021

  •    Starting date: 22nd June 2021
  •    Ending date: 26th of June 2021
  •    Continuation Period: Four days.

Ambubachi Mela 2021 will start on Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, and expected to end on Saturday, 26th June 2021.

Location of Ambubachi Mela 2021:

Ambubachi Mela held at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam every year. In the year 2021, the same will take place at Kamakhya Temple.

Ambubachi Mela 2020 date and time

Ambubachi Mela Celebration

It is a prevalent belief that Devi Kamakhya passes through the annual cycle of menstruation for three days. This happens once in a year during June (Ashaad). The doors of Kamakhya Temple remains closed for three days for devotees.

Doors of Kamakhya Temple Closed for 3 Days

All the temples are closed in the Nilachal Hills area to devotees during these first three days of Ambubachi Mela. Inside the Kamakhya temple, Maa Kamakhya is being given a bath and dressed every day by priests of the temple. Goddess also offered a red silk cloth for her menstrual flow.

The Ambubachi Mela is one of the most important festivals across the country and holy festival of Kamakhya Temple.

Distribution of Ambubachi Prasad among Devotees on Fourth and Final Day.

On the fourth day of the festival, Goddess is given a holy bath and worshipped in the morning. Special worship is being done for the devotees at the end of the menstruation of the Goddess Bhagwati.

Devotees wait for hours to receive mother goddess’ darshan, and get a small piece of Rakta Bastra, the red silk “blood cloth.”

The white cloth gets red due to menstrual fluid of mother Shakti or Goddess Kamakhya.

This piece of cloth is very powerful and sacred. To join this occasion, a group of devotees and saints from the across country reach the Kamakhya temple.

Ambubachi Mela 2020 Date and Time

It is believed that our ancestor has been observing it since 5000 years. The Ambubachi ritual followed with “Tantrik means.”

Some Tantriks and Sadhus are available during Ambubachi only

Some sadhus and Tantrik make themselves available only during Ambubachi, before going back to their meditation. Sadhus have been visiting the temple during the Ambubachi for decades.

Practice of the Tantra Mantra in Kamakhya Temple since ancient times and his time is suitable for tantras. And for this reason, Tantrics reach Kamakhya temple from different places during this fair.

Every year, the celebrations have been becoming grander with people from different spiritual clusters joining in the festivities. Devotees from across India come here to seek the blessing of the mother goddess during her most sacred time.

Devotees come every year since Ancient Times

And this is not the case today; devotees come every year since ancient times to visit Maa Kamakhya in this Shaktipeeth and Ambubachi fair.

The Ambubachi Mela has assumed a character of gigantic proportions. The area around Nilachal Hill does not sleep for about two weeks during the Mela.

Ambubachi Mela 2020 date and time

The hills come to life with the festivities of the Ambubachi Mela. People across the country and the world, come together in the hopes of attaining divine blessings from the mother goddess.

Over the years, the tourism department of Assam has been working in tandem with the district administration and other departments to organize this grand holy festival smoothly.

No Idol of Goddess Kamakhya in the Temple

There is no idol of Goddess Kamakhya, but she is worshipped in the form of a yoni like stone, over which, a natural spring flows.

Roughly between 100,000 to 150,000 devotees typically reside at the Temple ground during the four-day festival each year. Between 50,000 and 1,00,000 visit the temple every day during the festival.

India has been given the identity of unity in diversity. The various culture and traditions of India like Ambubachi Mela have always attracted the world.