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Kamakhya temple is perhaps the most important tourist attraction in Guwahati. It is famous as one of the most significant pilgrimage spot in India.
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All days of the week
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1 to 2 hours
ABOUT Kamakhya Temple
The Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati is one of the most famous and ancient temples in India. Perched on Nilachal Hill about 8 km west of the city, this temple is a compulsory stop for the pilgrims on tirth yatra. The temple is dedicated to the Mother Goddess Kamakhya who is believed to be the essence of female energy. It is one among the 108 Shakti Peethas of Goddess Durga.

According to the stories of myths, they say that Kamakhya came into existence when an enraged Lord Shiva carried the burnt corpse of his wife Sati, and her yoni (female genitalia) fell to the ground at the same spot where the temple stands today.

Kamakhya Temple is a natural cave in itself with a spring deep inside, where the havans take place. Down a flight of steps to the bowel of earth, the sanctum sanatorium is settled inside a dark and enigmatic chamber. It indeed takes spirit and devotion to be in there! Draped in a red silk sari and covered with flowers is the matra yoni placed by the water spring.

The original date of construction of the Kamakhya Temple is unknown, however, its reconstruction took place after being destroyed in 16 CE by invaders. Initially it used to be an ancient sacrificial site. Sacrifices still are very much a part of worshiping here. A group of worshipers arrive every morning with goats to offer to Shakti.

Durga Puja is the main celebration here in the Kamakhya Temple. It is celebrated in a zealous manner annually between the months of September and October. A three day festival held in the temple attracts several visitors and devotees from far and wide. Also, a unique festival is observed here annually for the mother Goddess known as Ambuvaci or Ameti. It is a certain type of fertility festival that pays respect to the female energy.
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"divine place"
reviewed on Apr 15 2015
this is tje great place i ever seen in India. good
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