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Ambubachi Mela: Sadhus Perform Yoga Asanas at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

India | Associated Press | June 26, 2019, 7:44 pm
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 Every year, the famed Kamakhya Temple atop the Nilachal Hills attracts thousands of people from across the country and abroad during the mela. The Ambubachi Mela to mark the annual menstruation of goddess Kamakhya in Guwahati’s Kamakhya Temple, starts from June 22. Considered as the biggest religious congregation in eastern India, lakhs of devotees take part in the mela and adds to the festive fervour. During these days, the constant hum of hymns, chants and songs give the place the feel of a spiritual carnival. Sadhu babas would chant the mantras and do hawan continuously. This year too babas from different akhara took part in these festivities. They were seen taking part in world yoga day celebration by doing different asanas. Take a look at the pictures...<br /><br />An Indian Sadhu arranges his hair at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

Every year, the famed Kamakhya Temple atop the Nilachal Hills attracts thousands of people from across the country and abroad during the mela. The Ambubachi Mela to mark the annual menstruation of goddess Kamakhya in Guwahati’s Kamakhya Temple, starts from June 22. Considered as the biggest religious congregation in eastern India, lakhs of devotees take part in the mela and adds to the festive fervour. During these days, the constant hum of hymns, chants and songs give the place the feel of a spiritual carnival. Sadhu babas would chant the mantras and do hawan continuously. This year too babas from different akhara took part in these festivities. They were seen taking part in world yoga day celebration by doing different asanas. Take a look at the pictures...

An Indian Sadhu arranges his hair at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian Sadhu sways his head at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

An Indian Sadhu sways his head at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 Indian Sadhus perform yoga at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

Indian Sadhus perform yoga at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian Sadhu performs yoga at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

An Indian Sadhu performs yoga at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian Sadhu smears sacred ash on his face at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

An Indian Sadhu smears sacred ash on his face at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 Indian Sadhus perform yoga at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

Indian Sadhus perform yoga at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian Sadhu plays a traditional musical instrument at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

An Indian Sadhu plays a traditional musical instrument at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian Sadhu performs a yoga posture at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

An Indian Sadhu performs a yoga posture at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian Sadhu performs a yoga position on International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

An Indian Sadhu performs a yoga position on International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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 Indian Sadhus perform yoga to mark International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

Indian Sadhus perform yoga to mark International Yoga Day at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. (Image: AP)

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