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The famous Ambubachi Mela is held every year in which of the following cities of India?


1. Jalandhar
2. Patna
3. Jaipur
4. Guwahati

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Guwahati

The correct answer is Guwahati.

  • The famous Ambubachi Mela is held every year in Guwahati Assam.

 

  • The Ambubachi Mela
    • The Ambubachi Mela is an annual Hindu mela held at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam.
    • This yearly Mela is celebrated during the monsoon season that happens to fall during the Assamese month Ahaar, around the middle of June.
    • It is the celebration of the yearly menstruation course of goddess Kamakhya.
    • It is believed that the presiding goddess of the temple, Devi Kamakhya, the Mother Shakti, goes through her annual cycle of menstruation during this time stretch.
    • It is also believed that during the monsoon rains, the creative and nurturing power of the menses of Mother Earth becomes accessible to devotees at this site during the mela.
    • There is no idol of the presiding deity but she is worshipped in the form of a yoni-like stone instead over which a natural spring flows.

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