Ambubachi Prep!: Full Swing and Almost Done
We at ManuheManuhorbabe have been doing a series on the Ambubachi Mela, and would love it if you went through all the posts and shared it with your friends; it is packed with information that would greatly help you and help facilitate knowledge dissemination so important for proper spiritual awakening! Preparations for Ambubachi Mela are going on in the city in full swing. The tourism department of Assam government (ATDC) is working in tandem with the district administration and other departments like PWD and GMC to organize the festival smoothly.
This year, Ambubachi Mela will be held from June 22-25 and the total expense for the holy festival has been estimated at Rs 2 crores 60 lakhs.
Out of the total amount, Rs 1 crore 36 lakhs will be spent by the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) for publicity of the event, decoration of the Kamakhya temple and the approaching roads with ornamental lights, and conducting the cultural programs.
The remaining amount is being used for the development of roads, setting up of camps, drinking water facilities, toilet facilities, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene, etc.
"This time, the ATDC is expecting an increase in footfall of devotees by 20 percent in comparison to the past year. In 2018, more than 20 lakh devotees visited the Mela, where this time the number may cross 25 lakh," informed Jayanta Malla Baruah, Chairman of ATDC.
The Government of Assam, led by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has been proactive in the whole process and this time, it is set to be one of the most invested upon and well managed (to the point of micro-managing) events of the new year! Share, tag and help us reach to devotees and aspirants all over the world! Tag us @ManuheManuhorbabe1 on Twitter and on Facebook.