Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Temple is on a hillock, and you can take a shared autoriksha to climb. Better to avoid special occasions to avoid crowd. You can take special entry by paying Rs.500. Around the temple you can see woun... read more »
It is one of the Shakti peets situated in the heart of guwahati city. A must place to visit in guwahati...
The Kamakhya Temple is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Peethas, situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati, Assam. Not only mythological importance, the Kamakhya Temple also very ric... read more »
The Kamakhya temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya, one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam. There is no image of Shakti here. Witin a corner of the cave in the temple, there is sculptored image of the yoni of the goddess. In Kamakhya temple many people take darshan doing some different type of puja that's why here heavy crowd is here. Also visit these temples on that hill Kali, Tara, Sodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamala. You can take half day tour to visit all temple in Guwahati. Sukleshwar, Umananda, Navagraha, Basistha, Balaji,etc.
In fact this is the second visit of mine.first one was 10 yrs back. The temple premises have changed a lot. It has become more commercialised and I always wonder why our gods and goddesses like to live in dirty premises. Temple is dirty, crowded and Pujaris try to extract money wherever you go. I do not wish to comment on the practice of sacrificing animals but I am personally averse to the idea. Wish the temple committees all over India could spend a part of their income on cleanliness and garbage management.
The best temple and management is very good.The lord pooja gives us the blessing and power to achieve the Goal. It seems to me if you pary here from the bottom of heart than every one can get their dream.
There is no image of Shakti here. Witin a corner of the cave in the temple, there is sculptored image of the yoni of the goddess.
Kamlesh chandra Mishra
The famous shaktipeeth of maa Durga spreader in Indian subcontinent, it has a prime position among them,nearby umananda temple is very attractive situated in between river brahmputra here.
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