Ambubachi Mela is held yearly at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati during monsoon, normally in the month of June. This year in 2016, it will be held from tomorrow, 22 June 2016 till 26th June 2016. It is believed that, during this period, Kamkya Devi, goes through yearly menstruation course.
During this period, temple remains closed, no ‘Puja’ takes place. During this period, whole temple premise is coloured red and one can hear chants of “Prithibi Rajashala Hoi” (Mother earth is menstruating).
Lot of reclusive Tantriks appear at the Ambubachi mela who otherwise dont appear in public. These tantriks show off their special ‘powers’ like they stand on one leg for long period of time, stand on their head on a rock for long hours.
Every year, at least 10 lacs people from all over India gather at the temple and authorities make arrangements for their safety, stay.