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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  • October 4, 2017
    Kamakhya temple is definitely a must visit while in Guwahati. Atop the Nilachal hill, long queues meander the whole day to get a glimpse of the goddess or enter the garbagriha which is a few steps ben...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Words can not describe the visit. Just go for it....just go for it. Full day required for Darshan and have real peace of mind.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Excellent to visit Mata Mandir . beautiful view of Mandir . Well organised temple.her present in the city bless all.  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    It was so wonderful. It's a lifetime experience. All over the Globe people visit. I am Blessed. This is what I call as a Blessing. It can't be expressed in words. It should be experienced.it's awesome...
  • July 9, 2017
    This is a wonderful place. It can handle a lot of people in very small place. Visitors should be come in early morning b/w It take 3-4 hours in low crowd and takes a long time in normal and high crowd.
  • July 14, 2017
    The temple is a divine place which is very well managed. During the waiting in the Que, even water was served. Special Tickets for Rs 501 are also available.
  • July 5, 2017
    As a shatipith, the temple must be more maintained, free of pandas. Do I have to pay hundreds of Rupees to get a glimpse of the Goddess? I thought God is for everyone, but the pandas think God as their sole property. Still I am giving a 3 star due to the temple's holiness and history. Atleast make a subtle facility for everyone to see goddess Kamakhya, rather making unnecessary queues to reach her.
  • July 9, 2017
    Its a holy and divine place , you can find peace in your soul and mind. Very nice place for meditation and yog.

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