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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 arrives 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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Feb 17 2014
Anupriya Bedi
There are many hotels near Kamakhya Temple where you can stay. Hotel Brahmaputra Ashok is a 3-star hotel and is one of the oldest hotels in Guwahati. The other one is from the famous chain of Ginger Hotels, the Ginger Guwahati which is famous f ... read more
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Oct 21 2014
Debangana Sen
The ritual of animal sacrifice has been practiced since the Vedic times, and has also been incorporated in many non-Vedic rituals. The sacrifices are usually seen as offerings for the Mother Goddess-- an important aspect of her worshi ... read more
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Its is the amazing place in the india........I went go from one time....the kamakya mata is lives in the wall of water and the all people are seen they had go from in the wall and they are looking so good....this temple are made from the cuted in the ...... read more
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