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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. Plan to visit Kamakhya Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Guwahati attractions using our Guwahati tourist route planner.
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  • We visited Kamakhya Temple in January 2017. Once you start walking towards the temple you will feel that divine aura surrounding you. Some helpful tips 1. You can buy VIP darshan tickets after paying ...  more »
  • After visiting Guwahati, Kamakhya Temple was naturally on the top of the list. We visited on a Sunday morning and hence the crowd was more. The whole place is flooded with pandits who want to do some ...  more »
  • The darshan takes around 3hours in General Que. However VIP darshan is also available at Rs 501/- per person which shall facilitate the darshan in less than an hour. 
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  • This is very holy place, one of the main Sakti peeth out of 51 Sakti peeth ..
  • A place where we get peace, prosperity and happiness. One of the powerful Shakti Pith. Prayer to Her with a clean heart and your wishess will definitely come true. Jai Maa Kamakhya Devi
  • I had planned to visit the temple on my way back from Shillong. you'll get shuttle for airport from Police Bazaar, Shillong to Guwahati airport. on the way to airport is Jhalukbari from where you will get auto, OLA, UBER till temple. there you have to contact any priest. they have passes to the inner temple. there are varied range of passes. the 500 rupees pass will take you to the inner temple in 5-10 minutes or else you can wait in queue. it can take you hours to days depending on what time of year you come. the place has an aura of itself. you can feel it once you reach the place.
  • One of the most holiest place in India. Avoid the period of Navaratri or Durga Puja as it may take upto 10 hours or more to enter the main temple. May Maa Kamakhya bless us all.
  • One of the 51 sakti peeth and one of two most spiritual place in India. Go in early morning otherwise you have to wait for a long time for puja. I missed it. It is in hilltop. Best to take a car of own otherwise bus is available at foothill. Car parking is available there. While coming down ypu take a walk and enjoy the view of entire Guwahati from peakpoint beside the road.