Faces at the Ambubachi: A photo-essay

Primarily associated with the Tantric Shakti cult of worship, Ambubachi celebrates the menstruation period of Goddess Kamakhya. The gates of the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati remain closed for three days while lakhs of believers, who gather at the temple from all across the country, chant from the sciptures and sing devotional songs. The gates are…