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Kamakhya Temple - Guwahati India

Kamakhya Temple needs no special introduction. This temple is an ancient shrine that represents the Shaktism. Standing on the hill of Nilachal, it enshrines Goddess Kamakhya. She is the form of Goddess Shakti and is represented in the form of the female genitalia (yoni). It is known as the symbol of the creation of all living beings. Devotees on a huge scale visit this temple to pay their respects to Goddess Kamakhya.

 

It Is Known For:

1 Kamakhya Temple is an ancient temple of Goddess Kamakhya. It is the one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India.

2 Different legends are associated with this temple. This site used to be the place where Devi Sati used to spend private time with Lord Shiva

3 According to another legend, the yoni of Sati (symbol of creation in Shaktism) fell here after her corpse was cut into several pieces

4 Kamakhya temple has a vast sanctum where the ten Mahavidyas are worshiped

5 The tantric sect of Hinduism visits this temple frequently. There is always a chance of spotting a tantric engrossed in rituals

 

Best Time To Visit:-

Kamakhya Temple is a famous holy shrine. The devotees from different directions of Assam visit this temple to seek the blessings of Goddess Kamakhya and Mahavidyas. Each day of the year is appropriate for visiting this temple.

 

Watch Out:-

Navaratri, Durga Puja, and Ambuchi Mela are major festivals here. Devotees celebrate these festivals with a great enthusiasm. The footfall of pilgrims increases during the festive season. You can also spot the Aghoris visiting this temple, especially during the fairs and Durga Puja.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Guwahati Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Guwahati International Airport

 

Time Required : 2 - 3 hours
Cost : For defense, police and paramilitary forces - INR 10 ,Special Entry - INR 101, Direct Entry - INR 501 and other public free
Open Time : Temple Timings: 08:00 AM - 01:00PM, 02:30PM- 05:30PM On Special days, like Durga Puja, the timings changes; 5:30 AM, Snana of the Pithasthana. 6:00 AM, Nitya puja. 8:00 AM Temple door open for devotees. 1:00 PM Temple door closed for food offerings to the goddess.
festivals : Ambubachi Mela

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