Coronavirus Lockdown: Assam's Kamakhya Temple To Remain Shut Till June 30 Amid Pandemic
The famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati's Nilachal Hills will remain shut till June 30, the temple's administration has said. The centre and the Assam government have, however, allowed places of worship to reopen from June 8 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The temple management committee said it has decided not to open the temple for public worship till June 30 due to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Assam.
Since the temple will remain shut, the annual Ambubachi Mela won't be held this year for the first time in the temple's history since the 17th century, the management committee said.
This year the annual fair was scheduled to start on June 22. Last year, it saw a footfall of an estimated 20 lakh devotees from India and abroad.