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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.
CharanKumar V
So the day has come which we were dreaming since a year and finally we are off to Gawhati from Chennai early in the morning (when booking are done in advance flight charges comes around 4k).We reached guwhati around 9am and waited for the others friends who joined us from Bangalore.We started our journey with a spiritual touch, reached Kamakya temple.Generally kamakya temple takes more than half a day if you go directly for dharshan. We had booked 500rs ticket in advance with help of a local friend, even though we waited for more than 3hrs to complete our dharshan. So plan accordingly if you wish to visit kamakya. After the dharshan we headed to one of the friends house where we had tasted the best assami food.After the hectic belly full lunch we rushed to catch the bus which we already booked to kaziranga. We have good amount of buses to kaziranga from gawhati which takes around 6-7hrs to reach(but then they mentioned 4hrs). FINALLY REACHED KAZIRANGA AT 9.30 PM. We stayed at a home stay which is decent enough.
MANISHI VERMA
It is likely that this is an ancient Khasi people sacrificial site, and worshipping here still includes sacrifices. Devotees come here with goats to offer to Shakti. Shakti is the personification of divine feminine creative power, sometimes referred to as "the great divine mother" in hinduism.
MANISHI VERMA
One gets to see beautiful carvings on the exterior walls as well as on the internal walls of the Kamakhya temple. a good number of sculptures are also fixed on the temple gates.Kamakhya symbolises Shakti. Symbolic to this is a very special sindoor, available here, made from rock and is called Kamakhya sindoor, which is believed to be a blessing bestowed by the Kamakhya Devi herself, to the wearer.
MANISHI VERMA
The beautiful structure situated on the Nilachal hill is the Kamakhya temple and its story attracts you to go and visit the temple which is also called the temple of the "Bleeding Goddess" ......it is situated in the western part of the city of Guwahati . A Hindu temple dedicated to the Goddess Kamakhya. Kamakhya means the "renowned goddess of desire". the young bride of shiva. She is a form of Goddess Parvati. The essence of female energy.
MANISHI VERMA
Kamakhya temple, an important pilgrimage of the Hindus, rebuilt a number of times ever since 4-5th century AD, attracts number of believers who come to offer their prayers and seek the blessings of the Devi. the temple is amongst the 51 Shakti Peethas related to the sect that follows sati.