Kamakhya Temple Authority unlikely to reopen on Sep24

Kamakhya Temple Authority unlikely to reopen on Sep24

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GUWAHATI: The Kamakhya temple is unlikely to open its gates for the devotees on September 24 as planned earlier. A day after the Kamrup (metro) district administration issued guidelines for the opening of the historic temple, the temple management committee on Tuesday said that it would need more time to prepare the required arrangements.

The Kamakhya Devalaya Management Committee said, “Though the district administration has allowed the Devalaya to reopen from September 24, the Devalaya Management will require some more days to complete the arrangements. However, efforts are on to reopen the temple for the devotees as soon as possible after taking safety measures as per government guidelines.”

The temple  remained shut since March 20 owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. The annual ‘Ambubachi Mela’ which attracts over two million devotees was also canceled.

However, the change of opinions between the district administration and the temple committee has allegedly exposed the lack of coordination between the authorities. The district administration in its order had said that the decision of opening the temple gate on September 24 was taken after a discussion with the temple committee and police authority.