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2014 Ambubachi Puja and Mela at Kamakhya Temple

The Ambubachi Puja at Kamakhya Temple would be held from June 22 to June 26. A Mela is held every year during the period of Ambubachi Puja, during which lakhs of devotees gather at the temple. It is also known as Ambubasi festival.

The Ambubachi Puja marks the yearly menstruation course of mother Kamakhya. It is believed that during the monsoon rains the creative and nurturing power of the ‘menses’ of Mother Earth becomes accessible to devotees at this site during the mela.

The four day period is very auspicious for tantric cults, who observe tough penance to gain Siddhis at this time.

Every year lakhs of pilgrims, starting from Sadhus to householders, from all over India, come to Guwahati to observe this festival. These include Sannyasins, black clad Aghoras, the Khade-babas, the Baul or singing minstrels of West Bengal, intellectual and folk Tantriks, Sadhus and Sadhvis with long matted hair etc. Even foreigners from abroad come to seek blessings of mother Kamakhya.

Prashanti Lodge

Prashanti Lodge or Lalita Kanta Yatri Niwas is located on Guwahati Kamakhya Road and is at a mere 10 minutes walking distance from the Main Temple at Kamakhya. It is operated by Assam Tourism Development Corporation.

Facilities: It has the most beautiful and picturesque surroundings among all the lodges at Kamakhya Dham. Rooms have attached lavatories. It also has a Restaurant and a fast food center.

Rates: Double Bed Room Rates start from Rs 500 per day.

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* The Rates are subject to change and are based on information collected in October 2013.

Accommodation near Kamakhya Temple

The Accommodation at Nilachal Hills, where  Kamakhya Temple is located, is available mainly in the form of Lodges, Guest Houses and Homestays with local priests. A Temple Run Guest House is also available.

Luxury Hotels are available down at Guwahati, which is well connected by regular Buses, Autorickshaws and Taxis.

A Tourist Home named Lalita Kanta Yatri Niwas is being operated by Assam Tourism Development Corporation. It offers good lodging as well as fooding facility.

 

Budget Hotels near Kamakhya Temple

Literally, there are no Budget Hotels on Nilachal Hills where Kamakhya Temple is located. The Accommodation is mainly in the form of Lodges, Guest Houses and Homestays arranged by local priests.

If you are seriously looking for Budget Hotels, you can search for one in Guwahati City.

Below are few Lodges near Kamakhya Temple

1. Nareshwar Chakreshwar Bhawan
On Guwahati-Kamakhya Road
Phone: 9707023140, 9864071990

2. Rani Bhawan
Near Bagala Mandir
Kamakhya Dham, Guwahati 781010
Phone:+99859984242,9207000457,9854370661

3. Kamakhya Debutter Guest House
Left to the Kamakhya Temple
0361-2734660, 2734654

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Bells inside Kamakhya Temple

The Daily Rituals at Kamakhya Temple

Several Rituals are performed daily at Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati Assam. These practices are however slightly modified during festivals and special Pujas.

5:30 AM Snana of the Pithasthana.
6:00 AM Nitya puja.
8:00 AM Temple door open for devotees.
1:00 PM Temple door closed for cooked offerings to the goddess followed by distribution among the devotees.
2:30 PM Temple door reopens for the devotees.
5:30 PM Aarati of Goddess followed by closing of the temple door for the night.

View of Hills from Kamakhya Temple

Weather and Climate at Kamakhya Temple

The climate in and around Kamakhya Temple Guwahati is humid subtropical. Summers last here from April to May, monsoons from June to September and winters from October to March. Temperatures here approximately range between 19°C and 26°C. 161.3 cm is the average yearly precipitation level here. Humidity is more than 80/90% often.

Annual Rainfall : Ranges between 1500 mm to 2600 mm.
Max. Temperature : 38.5 C.
Min. Temperature : 7 .C.

Best Time to visit: September – December

Resorts near Kamakhya Temple

There are several Resorts located in the vicinity of Kamakhya Temple at Guwahati Assam. Most of these resorts are within 10km radius of the temple.

Brahmaputra Jungle Resort

Near Tapesia National Games Stadium, Tapesia, NH – 37 Sonapur Circle, District: Kamrup (Metro) Assam, India
Mobile: +91-94351-44216, +9197060-99375/379
Web: www.brahmaputraresort.in Email: brahmaputraresort@yahoo.com

Just 14 kms from Guwahati, the capital of Assam and gateway to the most virgin tourist destination – THE NORTHEAST INDIA, awaits for you the most beautiful and exciting place on earth. Located on top of a hill, with a waterfall and a mini-lake, and surrounded by tea gardens on the front and Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary at the back, Brahmaputra Jungle Resort, in pure jungle ambience, yet fully secured, is just the ideal destination to enjoy your holidays with your near and dear ones.

Spring Valley Resort

Kamarkuchi, Sonapur Guwahati, Assam, Pin- 782402
Ph: +91 94351 43970, +91 99575 77741
Email: manager@springvalleyresort.net, Web:www.springvalleyresort.net
Tarrif: ₹3000 to ₹12000

Greenwood Resort

G.S. Road, Madhab Nagar, Khanapara, Guwahati 781022, India
Web: http://www.greenwoodresorts.in Email: info@greenwoodresort.in Phone: 092 07 049645

Located Just 15 minutes away from the city on the Guwahati Shillong Highway. The resort has a modest bar and restaurant and a swimming pool.

The Residency Tourist Resort

Behind SBI Main Branch, Dipur, Guwahat-781006
Mobile No. 98647-17188/92070-40194
Ph. No.0361-2234325/26, 0361-2233257
Web: theresidencytouristresort.com Email- residencyresort@yahoo.com

Festivals at Kamakhya Temple

Several Festivals are celebrated inside Kamakhya Temple which attracts lakhs of Visitors. Prominent among them are Ambubachi Mela, Durga Puja and Manasha Puja.

Durga Puja is held during October-November every year at Kamakhya Temple. This is a Five Day Festival which attracts several thousands of visitors.

Ambubachi Mela is held in July every year. This is a 4-Day Festival, when visitors from all corner of country arrive here to have a glimpse of the Goddess at the end of 4 Days.

Darshan Timings of Kamakhya Temple

The General Darshan Timings of Kamakhya Temple at Guwahati (Assam) are as follows. On Special Occasions, like Durga Puja, the timings are modified.

5:30 AM –
Snana of the Pithasthana.
6:00 AM –
Nitya puja.
8:00 AM –
Temple door open for devotees.
1:00 PM – Temple door closed for cooked offerings to the goddess followed by distribution among the devotees.
2:30 PM –
Temple door reopens for the devotees.
5:30 PM –
Aarati of Goddess followed by closing of the temple door for the night.

There is no defined Visiting Hours for the Pilgrims and Tourists. They can visit whenever the Temple Remains open, which is from 5:30 in the morning to 10:00 PM in the night. On Special Occasions, these timings get extended.