Big-budget Durga puja committees in Guwahati decided to lower down the budget this year ahead of COVID-19 pandemic. Bishnupur Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee has decided not to make a giant pandal this year. The budget of celebration this year has been reduced to Rs. 2 lakh which earlier was Rs. 25 lakh. COVID protocols issued by the government will be followed during the celebration. Around 50 people will be allowed at a time to stand in the ground, which will be regularly monitored and sanitized.
Business of idol makers in Guwahati remained affected ahead of Durga Puja due to COVID-19 pandemic. Idol makers are suffering huge loss this year. An Idol maker said, "We are suffering huge losses this year. We are in trouble."
After months of closure, famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati reopened for devotees. The inner sanctum sanctorum was closed in view of COVID-19. Devotees were seen visiting the famous temple to perform 'parikrama'. Keeping in mind the COVID spread, 15 minutes have been allotted to each devotee visiting.