Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) The Kamakhya temple here reopened on Monday after remaining closed for four days for the annual Ambubachi Mela. Also Read - A Veteran Leader And Son of Soil, Tarun Gogoi Rebuilt Congress in Assam | Obituary

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal extended his gratitude to all devotees from across the country who visited the temple, making the Ambubachi Mela a successful religious congregation. Also Read - Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi Passes Away at 84 After Long Battle With Illness

As the doors of the temple opened on Monday, Sonowal offered prayers for the welfare and growth of the state. Also Read - Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi Extremely Critical, Condition Deteriorates Further: GMCH Doctors

He also expressed his gratitude to the Shaktipeeth Kamakhya Devalaya and security forces for the success of the mela.

“Assam is known for its hospitality and the state keeping up with its tradition, embraced lakhs of pilgrims during the four-day religious and spiritual congregation,” he said.

“The amity, harmony and order that prevailed have really made the Ambubachi Mela truly a unique pilgrimage.”

The Chief Minister also sought to transform Ambubachi Mela, one of the major tourist attractions and make it even cleaner, greener and more pious, and vowed to take more devotee-friendly steps.

State Health and Family Welfare Minister 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 Goddess Kamakhya.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.