Guwahati (Assam), Apr 4 (ANI): Soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cleaned up the famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati on Sunday.
Keeping aside their AK-47s, nearly 125 CRPF soldiers equipped with brooms and soakers were seen cleaning up the temple premises since 6.30 a.m. in the morning.
Some chose to wash away the dirt from the sculptures, some swept the courtyard whereas others fetched water from the Saubhagya Kund, the temple's pond.
CRPF Deputy Commandant Avdhesh Kumar said the mission was organised with the purpose of reducing the mental tensions of the soldiers.
"Today, we organised this temple cleaning programme so that our soldiers, apart from their routine work of protecting the nation, can contribute some of their time for religion," said Kumar.
"This reduces their mental tensions and they become recharged for their duty and restart their daily routine work," he added.
It was a surprising sight for the devotees, who appreciated the efforts of the CRPF personnel.
The Kamakhya temple that is devoted to Goddess Shakti is situated on the Nilachal Hill.
The temple is visited by thousands of devotees every day making it a herculean task to keep the temple and its premises clean and tidy. (ANI)