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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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TripAdvisor
  • Visit to the temple is always a great feeling. We visited the temple with family. The people around were so nice and cooperative. There is also a provision of getting passes from the DM Guwahati. Need...  more »
  • it is a temple in guwahati,assam..situated on a mountain top....very religous place....lot of tourist all over the world do visit....parking available...  more »
  • Spiritual journey to mother's lap. A Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya is an important pilgrimage destination for all Hindus and especially for Tantric worshipers. When Lord Shanke...  more »
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  • This is one of famous shakteepith. If you want to skip queue , buy VIP ticket of rs.500 otherwise it will take 3-4 hrs for even slight crowd. They open the gate to main temple only when there is no vip ticket holder.
  • One of the major siddh Perth's (place to obtain spiritual powers) of India..Ancient temple one must visit.
  • Nice temple nice aura around here but the one thing i didn't like was the animal sacrifice system which is still prevelent at this temple
  • Ancient Temple with strong religious beliefs. Basically it's your mind set and the time when you visited is important to decide once opinion about the place. Possibility of improvement is always there.
  • A must seen place in Guwahati is Kamakhya Temple. Once can worship without joining a queue but one has to buy special ticket.