The three gold-plated pitchers on the main dome of Kamakhya Temple were unveiled at a simple function atop Nilachal Hill on Thursday (November 19). 

The three pitchers on the dome have been plated with 20 kg gold which was donated by Reliance Industries Group.

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The project was initiated at special interest of RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani. Officials of the Kamakhya Temple Trust Board said the renewed main dome was open to public at a low-key ceremony where few officials from Reliance had come to the Nilachal hilltop following Covid-19 protocols.

The doloi (president) of the board, Mohit Chandra Sarma, said, “The officials performed Devi puja, yagna and then Kumari puja here before unveiling the main dome of the temple.”

“Kamakhya temple is a jaagrata peetha where puja is performed continuously since time immemorial. Devotees have been contributing as per their will from time to time. In the 1950s, too, the Birlas were involved in repairing the main dome of the Kamakhya temple. No structural changes have been made to the original temple,” he added.

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According to temple sources, cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is an ardent devotee of Goddess Kamakhya, played a vital role in drawing the attention of Mukesh Ambani to give a golden look to the temple, following which RIL made its proposal.