Kamakhya Temple

Guwahati – Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya temple in Assam is dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas of Shaktism. and is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths of India.

Presiding Deities

  • Kamakhya Devi

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About Guwahati – Kamakhya Temple

Darshan Timings

05.30 AM to 10.00 PM

Dress Code

Formal

Photography and Videography

Not Allowed

Prasad

Allowed

Guwahati – Kamakhya Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

Kamakhya Mata Temple is open From05:30 AM to 10: 00 PM

History of Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple is in Assam. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths of India. Dedicated to the Mahavidhyas of Shaktism, Kamakhya Temple holds a great history. The ten Shaktis are – Kali. Tara. Bhuvaneshwari. Matangi. Dhumavati. Bagalamukhi. Chhinmastika. Kamalatmika. Bhairavi. Sodashi. Kamakhya Temple is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Especially for the followers of Tantric rituals.

Kamakhya Temple Architecture 

This temple is one of the most ancient of the Shakti Peethas. The temple first constructed in the 8th century. At that time it was a massive complex. The temple has been rebuilt several times during the 8th to 17th century. Due to this, the temple has a mixed architecture, also known as the Nilachal Style. The inner sanctum is below ground level. The temple rituals have references in Kalika Purana and Yogini Tantra. 

The Muslim invaders destroyed the temple in 1498. The ruins of the temple found around 1520. Then reconstruction of the temple began using the old material. The temple has three chambers besides the Sanctum. The walls consist of sculpted images of Ganesha, Nar-Narayana, and other deities. Kamakhya temple has been an ancient sacrifice site. It is important not only for the devotees but also for the tantriks. Their knowledge and power are not complete without the darshan of Kamakhya Devi.

Kamakhya temple is one of the four principal Shakti Peeths. The main festival celebrated here is the Ambubachi Mela. This is a five-day event and attracts thousands of devotees. Besides that, Durga Puja and Manasha Puja are also celebrated here.

Puja in Guwahati – Kamakhya Temple

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Nearby Attractions

  • UgoTara temple
  • Umananda Temple
  • Basisthan temple
  • Dirgheswari-temple

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