File photo of Kamakhya temple during Ambubachi Mela

Saints from Ayodhya who have come to attend the Ambubachi mela in Guwahati on Friday have voiced for Ram Mandir at the earliest. The high authorities of Akharas have said that they seek blessings from Maa Kamakhya so that the hurdles are removed in the path of building the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

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Considered as the biggest religious congregation in eastern India, lakhs of devotees belonging to the Shakti sect of Hinduism take part in the Ambubachi mela at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, which is believed to be the seat of tantric cult. The mela has started from Friday and will continue till June 26.

“I come here to seek blessings from Maa Kamakhya. Besides peace and harmony of the country, I ask the Goddess for her blessing on building the Ram Mandir. Only Maa can remove all the hurdles in making the Ram Mandir. All the members here are praying here so that the hurdles get removed,” Dharamdas Maharaj of Hanumangarhi, Ayodhya told reporters present at the temple premises on Friday.

Ambubachi Mela or Ambubachi festival is held annually during monsoon which is closely related to the tantric cult and is also known as Kamakhya Devi Puja. It is believed that Goddess Kamakhya goes through her menstrual cycle during these days and therefore the temple remains closed for the next four days.

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Chief of Juna Akhara Prem Giri also voiced similar thoughts. Akhara Parishad’s Mahant Giri, Mahant Narendra Giri of Niranjani Akhara were also present.

They also hoped the matter will be resolved at the Supreme Court.

Bhupesh Sarma, an official of Kamakhya temple committee, said that the temple door was closed at 9.27 pm on Friday and on Tuesday (June 26), the gate will be re-opened at 7.51 am.

Last year, more than 25 lakhs people visited the site during the mela. The administration is expecting even more visitors this time which might cross 30 lakhs.

Police and district administration have also beefed up the security and other arrangements to avert any untoward incident.

Earlier on Thursday, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal had formally inaugurated the mela.

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