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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  • While the temple has an aura of piousness and Hindu sanctity, the priests have commercialised the place to an extent where there is certain discomfort experienced while interacting with the same.  more »
  • The temple is on a hill, if you are coming by your own car remember that there will be no parking for private cars on the hill. The highway has parking and you will have to keep this in mind. We reach...  more »
  • A very beautiful temple and one of the biggest and most famous in North East India. Devotees from many parts of the country try come here to offer prayers. It's its in the top of a small mountain in g...  more »
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  • 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 wonderful and religious place. I loved it because I felt peace after entering this place. I totally forgot every luxury of the world. Everybody must visit this place. These are my memories of this place.
  • I went in the month of October & stayed in the temple adjacent rooms. The rooms are airy & clean same are the temple premises.Temple opens at 4 a.m in the morning & there are 3 different queues , one is general queue , another is paid (₹500/ person) , another is for military personnel. It takes at least 3:30-4 hrs to reach the main temple after standing in queue. But one can get a satisfying view after entering the main sanctum of temple. It takes 30 min in auto to reach Guwahati station if the roads are not congested.
  • We'll it is a beautiful and we'll know Temple in North east India. I recommend everyone to once here for visiting and know you are going to like ,this is local guide Ravi reads if you my true reviews please follow me at Google +with the same name written.
  • Very old and spiritually significant place. At the heart of Guwahati, top of the hill. Nice place to visit. Very congested and huge queue. So better reach early if you are planning to see the goddess inside the temple. There are other small temples surrounding it. Go with family. Both private ride(cab, taxi) and govt bus services are available.

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