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Kamakhya Temple

In the State of Assam, India there are many places to visit. There are many number of temples in this place. Kamakhya Temple is one of them. This temple is located in Guwahati. Kamakhya temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas.  This is the place where yoni of Sati fell due to Shiva's tandava. The temple is located on Nilachal hill. Many number of devotees come in this place every year.There are also the temples of 10 Mahavidyas in and around temple. These include Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta,Tripura Sundari, Tara, Kali, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamala Temples.This place if preferred by Nirvana Seekers ,Experience Seekers,God lovers and Spiritual seekers. Devotees can spend 1-2 hours in this place. There is no entry fees.  There are many special pujas are offered in this temple. There are given below :

  • Durga Puja
  • Ambubachi Puja
  • Pohan Biya
  • Vasanti Puja
  • Manasha Puja

There are some secrets of this temple which are given below :

  • There is no statue, idol or image of Devi in the temple, but in the corner of the cave in the temple, there is sculptured image of the yoni of the goddess, which is the object of worship.
  • The natural divine atmosphere around the temple keeps the stone image moist.
  • The kamakhya Devi temple is a temple complex of individual temples of all ten Mahavidyas.

History

When the yoni of Sati fell on the hill, where the temple stands, the hill turned blue and came to be known as Nilachal (blue mountain). The name of the place Kamrup Kamakhya was given by Narakasur, the demon king. He made Kamakhya his patron deity. The original temple was built by Kamdev, the God of Love, with the help of the celestial architect Vishwakarma.

Places to Visit near Kamakhya Temple

  • Bhuvaneshvari Temple
  • Guwahati Planetarium
  • Navagraha Temple
  • Saraighat Bridge
  • Bhutanese Tara Temple
  • Brahmaputra River Side
  • Lal Ganesh Mandir

Timing

The timing of the temple is from 5:30 AM to  9:00 PM in all days of week.

Best Time to Reach

The best time to reach in this temple is from July to February. Devotees can also come any month in this temple throughout the year.

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in summer is 22 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in the winter is 5 degree Celsius to 26 degree Celsius.

How To Reach

By Air :  Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the nearest airport. This airport is located in Guwahati. The distance of this airport is 20 km from Kamakhya Temple.

By Rail : Guwahati railway station is the nearest railway station. The distance of this railway station is 8 km from Kamakhya Temple.

By Road : Kamakhya Temple is well-connected to all major cities.