Ambubasi festival is held annually during monsoon in the Kamakhya temple at Guwahati, Assam. In 2007, the Amububasi Mela starts on June 22. The festival is closely related to the Tantric cult. It is believed that Goddess Kamakhya goes through her menstrual cycle during these days and therefore the temple remains closed for three days. The festival is also known as Ameti or fertility festival.People in large numbers wait outside the temple for the fourth day, when the temple will be opened. Sanyasins and Pandas from around the country assemble at the Kamakhya temple during this period. Devotees come from far off places to meet the Tantric Sadhus. The Tantric Sanyasins also attract the media and foreigners. Apart from this, the festival is noted for its rural craft fair.