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Shaktipeeth Kamakhya reopens; Sonowal offers puja for welfare of all Pays gratitude to lakhs of pilgrims

Shaktipeeth Kamakhya reopens; Sonowal offers puja for welfare of all Pays gratitude to lakhs of pilgrims

Shaktipeeth Kamakhya reopens; Sonowal offers puja for welfare of all Pays gratitude to lakhs of pilgrims


Dispur, June 26: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today extended his gratitude to lakhs of pilgrims for coming to Kamakhya Peeth from all over the country and abroad and making the Ambubachi Mela, 'one of the greatest religious congregations' a success.

With Nibritti as the doors of the temple were opened today, Chief Minister Sonowal offered his puja for the welfare of all sections of the people of the State and prayed to the Goddess Kamakhya to reign over all the evil forces and give sacred forces a chance to guide the growth of the State. He also extended his gratitude to the larger fraternity of Shaktipeeth Kamakhya Devalaya, the security forces, all organizations, agencies, and all other personalities directly and indirectly associated to make the Ambubachi Mela a success.

In a statement here this morning Chief Minister Sonowal said, "Assam is known for its hospitality and rich tradition of according highest respect to pilgrims and visitors since ages and this year's Ambubachi Mela was not an exception as the State keeping up the tradition on a constant high, embraced lakhs of pilgrims during the five-day religious and spiritual congregation".

Sonowal also sought blessings from Maa Kamakhya for peace, prosperity and progress of the State. "The amity, harmony and order that prevailed throughout the five days of the festival have really made the Ambubachi Mela truly a unique pilgrimage", Sonowal added. The Chief Minister also sought to transform Ambubachi Mela one of the greatest tourist attractions and make it even cleaner, greener and more pious and vowed to take more devotee friendly steps in coming editions of the Ambubachi Mela.

Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Finance etc. Dr.Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Pallab Lochan Das, Media and Legal Advisers to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami and Shantanu Bharali were also present and paid their obeisance to Goddress Kamakhya.