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Kamakhya Temple

The Kamakhya Temple in Assam is a standout amongst the most adored Shakti sanctums in India, and is viewed as one of the Shakti Peethams connected with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna. Kamakhya is situated on a slope - Neelachala Parvat or Kamagiri close to the city of Guwahati in Assam. Shakti, dwelling on the Kamagiri slope is known as Kamakhya, the granter of goals. Assam generally has been known as the Kamarupa Desa and has been connected with Tantric hones and Shakti worship. This sanctuary was pulverized in mid sixteenth century, and afterward revamped in the seventeenth century by King Nara Narayana, of Cooch Bihar. Pictures of the manufacturer and related engravings are found in the temple. The Kalika Purana, an antiquated work in Sanskrit portrays Kamakhya as the yielder of all wishes, the youthful spouse of Shiva, and the supplier of salvation. This is a very good place for the art lovers.
Prajakta Satpute
Kamakhya Temple, located at a distance of 18 km from the Guwahati airport, is the ancient Shakti temple of Goddess Kamakhya in Nilachal hill Made by Ahoms (an important seat of Tantric and Vajrayana Buddhism). The temple consists of four chambers: garbhagriha and three mandapas locally called calanta, pancharatna and natamandira aligned from east to west. Symbolic to this temple is a very special form of Sindoor, available here, made from rock and called Kamakhya Sindoor, which is believed to be a blessing bestowed by Kamakhya Devi herself, to the wearer.Note: You can visit this temple early in the morning to avoid long queues. Also, the sun sets around 5-5:30 pm in the evening, so better to start early. You will have to climb a fleet of steps to reach the Kamakhya temple which are flanked by small shops that sell Pooja items and Prasad.
Amruta Akulkar
Kamakhaya Temple (Guwahati): It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas.
Darshan H. Ranpara
Tusharsn
The Kamakhya Temple also Kamrup-Kamakhya is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Beautiful Brahmaputra river.After roaming around for 5-6 hours in Guwahati. It was time to say “Bhal hoi” Guwahati.Next two days including my birthday (17th April) was my dream destination of this Solo trip. The thrill, the fun and the excitement was on its peak for THE DAY.Day 4 Tejpur to Tawang
Amrita Kapoor
One of the Shakti peeths, the home of the very powerful "bleeding" Goddess
Kushendra Tiwary
The Temple and what it has to offer, go ahead and receive.