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Top 10 Facts about Ambubachi Mela 2016 at Kamakhya Temple


Category: Religious | Posted :Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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Top 10 Facts about Ambubachi Mela 2016 at Kamakhya Temple
 
1) Ambubachi Mela is organized at Kamakhya Temple which is said to be ‘Birthplace of Earth’. It is one of 52 Shakti Peetha of India.
 
2) There is no image of Shakti here. However a sculptured image of the yoni of the goddess, which is the object of faith. A natural spring keeps the stone moist.
 
3) According to Hindu epic Kalika Purana, each and every sand particle near Kamakhya is a Shakti Peeth.
 
4) It is believed that Goddess Kamakhya goes through her yearly menstrual cycle during the Ambubachi days. Hence, Ambubachi Mela is celebrated every year.
 
5) In Ambubachi Mela, the temple remains closed for first three days (menstruation period). Devotees neither worship nor read holy books on these three days. Farmers do not plow the land.
 
6) The entire Shakti shrine seems obsessed by the color red. Everywhere you hear chants of “Prithibi Rasashala Hoi” (Mother earth is menstruating).
 
7) After three days Maa Kamakhya is washing up and other custom rituals are performed. Buffalo and goat sacrifices are also done to please Maa Kamakhya.
 
8) On the fourth day, temple doors are reopened and devotees prayer to worship Maa Kamakhya and Prasad It is the sacred food that is distributed after an auspicious event or day after offering it to the Godsis distributed. The Prasad It is the sacred food, first offered to Gods and then distributed among devoteesis distributed in two forms – Angodak and Angabastra. 
 
Angodak means the liquid part of the body - water from the spring.
Angabastra means the cloth covering the body (a piece of the red cloth used to cover the stone yoni during the days of menstruation period).
 
 
10) Devotees come from far off places to meet the Tantrik Sage and take their blessings.
 
 
 


 

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