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Visit Kamakhya Temple

One of the most revered shaktipeeths in India, Kamakhya temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya, an incarnation of Sati. This is the place where yoniof Sati fell due to Shiva's tandava nritya or dance of destruction. The garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) deep inside the temple represents the sacred spot and is covered with red silken cloth. Built in the 16th century by the Koch King Naranarayan, this temple is the earliest of the surviving Koch monuments in Assam.

One of the most revered shaktipeeths in India, Kamakhya temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya, an incarnation of Sati. This is the place where yoniof Sati fell due to Shiva's tandava nritya or dance of destruction. The garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) deep inside the temple represents the sacred spot and is covered with red silken cloth. Built in the 16th century by the Koch King Naranarayan, this temple is the earliest of the surviving Koch monuments in Assam.

The legend behind the construction of the temple dates back to the mythological story of the god of love, Kamadeva, who disturbed Shiva while he was meditating. Enraged, Shiva turned Kamadeva into a pile of ashes. When Kamdeva's wife Rati, pleaded with Shiva to bring her husband back to life, Shiva agreed on one condition that she built a temple of Sati on the spot where her yonihad fallen i.e. on Nilachal Hill.

Few relevant informations for visitors include the following:

  • The temple is located on Nilachal hill, 8 kms west of Guwahati railway station.
  • The steps leading up to the temple are lined up with a host of shops selling puja items.


 

Timing

All days of the week 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Nirvana Seekers ,Experience Seekers,God lovers,Spiritual seekers

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Beautiful landscapes
  • Altitude

    50.5 m
  • STD Code

    0361
  • Best Season

    July - Feb
  • State/Code

    /781 xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Assamese