Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati

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Kamakhya Temple is considered one of the most sacred of the 51 Shakti Peethas--shrines of the Mother Goddess--in the world. On the banks of Brahmaputra River, the temple was originally erected in the 8th century, but much of its present appearance dates to the 17th century. A cruciform base topped with a hemispherical dome is the main feature of the temple's hybrid style. See the panels and niches with sculptured images of Hindu gods and goddesses, then descend the narrow stone staircase to get to the small and dark inner sanctum, where the Mother Goddess is worshiped in the shape of Yoni (womb). Apart from pilgrims and tourists, monkeys and mountain goats are regular visitors of this site. Put Kamakhya Temple into our Guwahati day trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Guwahati.
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  • It is very divine and peaceful place and must visited place of Assam and it is very famous temple of Guwahati  more »
  • The place is located at the top of a small hill. The drive to the top of the hill is amazing. If you want to use public transport, you should be able to get direct buses from the Railway station to th...  more »
  • Kamkhya is one of the shakti peeth of Hindus. The temple is a must visit. There are VIP passes also available but the counter closes at 9.30am itself. Sir I g peak season and rush days the passes fini...  more »
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  • A very beautiful temple and one of the biggest and most famous in North East India. Devotees from many parts of the country come here to offer prayers. It's in the top of a small mountain in guwahati. Cabs are readily available from the main city to the temple. The road to the temple has great views of the city from the top. Many people walk all the way to the temple from the main entrance in the city
  • Living here in Assam I've been reading about the great kamakhya temple since my childhood..in books in movies etc...I've always wanted to see the temple for real... finally I get a chance and visited the place with one of my best friend...and man the place is beautiful...the place is too crowded always ...if you want to go inside you have to wait in line for a minimum of 5 hours ...so go as early as possible...due to that sole reason I didn't go inside...explored only the outside...maybe another time...but the little time I spend there ...despite all the haziness and crowd..I still found some sort of peace... Its a good place that helps to feel the blessings of god..
  • Beautiful spiritual place... amazing scenic beauty of Guwahati city from the top is visible... peaceful and spiritual environment can be found in the temple... but the temple is mostly crowded. Best time to visit and worship is early morning because it's the only time when the crowd is minimal.
  • Historically it's a place for worship. Well connected with city. You may opt for auto or taxi or bus. You may see lots of shops around that not only sells Prasad but also different types of sweets and stone utensils.
  • A famous Hindu temple and one of the Sakti Piths of India. Ambubachi Mela celebrated during June every year is famous and most popular national festival. The surroundings of the temple is very dirty. Both administration and public should be aware and responsible for keeping the temple and surroundings neat and clean.
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