Introduction of Kamakhya Temple
Kamakhya Temple, also known as Kamrup’s Kanya Temple or the “Temple of Bliss”, is located in Guwahati, Assam. The Kamakhya Temple is Guwahati’s most well-recognised landmark. It before the 10th century by the Koch dynasty and has a long history.
Information of Kamakhya Temple
The Kamrup Kamakhya Temple, or the Kamakhya Temple, is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Guwahati, Assam, and the subcontinent. The temple is on Nilachal hills. It is one of the oldest and most places where Tantric practices are. It is after the mother goddess Kamakhya.
According to Sanatan Dharm, the Kamakhya Temple Hindu Goddess Parvati ordered Lord Shiva to a shrine for her so that she meditate in peace until she a suitable husband for herself. The place where the Ambubachi Mela is every year to honour the Goddess’s periods.
The Kamakhya Temple’s structure dates back to the 8th or 9th century, but it has many times since then. Its final style is Nilachal. It is also one of the 51 pithas in the Shakta Hindu tradition. Few people knew about the Kamakhya Temple before the British colonial rule. During colonial rule in the 19th century, it became a significant pilgrimage destination for Bengali Shakta Hindus.darshan
At first, the Kamakhya Temple was where locals worshipped the Goddess Kamakhya. Even today, the main worship is of the aniconic yoni set in natural stone. A Shakti Peetha is an ancient temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sati and Parvati. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas (also called Asta-peethams or Ashta-pithas) and is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for tantric worshipers.
Details of Kamakhya Temple
Some people think that the worship in Kamakhya temple has changed over time in three stages: the yoni under the Mlechchhas, the yogini under the Palas and the Mahavidyas under the Kochs.
Around the main temple, a group of smaller temples are to the ten most important goddesses in Shaktism. The deities of Tripurasundari, Matangi and Kamala reside in the main temple, while the other seven reside in their own temples. There aren’t many places where one can find all the temples of the Mahavidyas in one place.
In July 2015, the Supreme Court of India gave the Border Samaj the job of running the Temple. Before that, the Temple was run the Kamakhya Devi Debutter Board. live
Location details of Kamakhya Temple
The Kamakhya Temple is one of India’s most sacred and important Hindu shrines. The temple stands on the Nilachal hills, only 40 kilometres from Assam’s capital Guwahati. Another story behind Kamakhya Temple relates it to Goddess Sati‘s Yoni (the vagina), which fell here after her self-immolation. The temple is also as Yoni-Sthana. It is one of the holiest places in Assam and has been a pilgrimage site for thousands of years.
The Temple has an underground portion that houses a natural cave where Devi resides. The temple was erecte the Koch king Naranarayan in 1565 and destroy Kalapahar in 1572. King Chilarai of Koch Hajo rebuilt the temple. There are many assoc with the temple, and it is therefore consider one of the most sacred places for Shakta Hindus.
Kamakhya Temple Timings
On regular days, the temple remains open from 08:00 AM – 01:00 PM and 02:30 PM- 05:30 PM. However, on special days, like Durga Puja, the timings changes are as follows:-
5:30 AM – Snana of the Pithasthana
6:00 AM – Nitya puja
8:00 AM – Temple door open for devotees
1:00 PM – Temple door closed for food offerings to the goddess.
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The story behind Kamakhya Temple
According to Kalika Puran, when Shiva was going to Kailash with Sati, her father Daksha insulted him and his wife. Enraged, Sati jumped into the fire and immolated herself. When Shiva got to know about this incident, he became furious with grief and searched for Sati’s remains all over the universe. Finally, he found her yoni in Assam’s Hills, known as Temple.
According to some sites, Sati gave birth to a boy named Kartikeya after being reborn as Parvati, so she became known as or “Mother of Kartikeya”. Some people believe that Yoni-Sthana is Sati’s womb rather than her vagina, but others disagree.
There are several other stories about the Temple on the Nilachal Hills in Guwahati, Assam. It is the most revered place to practise Tantra and is one of the oldest Shakti Peeths. It is also where the Kalachakra Tantra Marga starts and ends. The important Ambubachi Mela festival every year. The festival celebrates the Goddess’s menstrual period.
FAQS of Kamakhya Temple
1)What is so special about Kamakhya Temple?
Counted among the most sacred shaktipeethas (devotional shrines where the severed body parts of Goddess Sati fell), the temple is believ to the place where the womb of the goddess fell. Thus, it is also synonymous with supreme female power and fertility.
2)Why Kamakhya Temple is clos for 3 days?
The temple remains clos for three days the mela for it is believ that Goddess Kamakhya rests for three days like the traditional women’s menstrual seclusion. these three days some restrictions are the devotees like not cooking, not performing puja or reading holy books, no farming etc. darshan
3)Where Kamakhya Temple is famous?
The Temple at Nilachal hills in Guwahati, Assam is one of the oldest and most revered centres of Tantric practices, dedicated to the goddess Kamakhya. The temple is the center of the Kulachara Tantra Marga and the site of the Ambubachi Mela, an annual festival that celebrates the menstruation of the goddess. darshan
4)How much does it cost to walk in Kamakhya Temple?
Well from the car to the temple gate its between 50-53 steps. Regarding the visit time the temple remains open, which is from 5:30 in the morning to 10:00 PM in the night. On Special Occasions, these timings get extended. darshan
5)Which day is good for Kamakhya Temple?
Being a couple from Holland, this Temple is a must see. We hired an Uber taxi and arrived around 11 AM. It was too late and crowded to get a ticket for the inside of the Temple and the free row would have taken us hours.darshan
6)Is Kamakhya Temple powerful?
The Kamakhya Temple in Assam is one of India’s most revered Shakti Peethas and is considered one of the Shakti Peethas associated with the Shiva and Daksha Yagna legend. The temple is dedicated to Goddess and is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths darshan
The name “Kamakhya” means “she who fulfils desires”. The temple is situated on a hillock with a natural spring called Uma-Kamaleshwar, which is believed to be the source of the Brahmaputra River. Besides, there are many more mysteries related to Kamakhya Temple. It is close to Assam’s capital Guwahati and is one of the top tourist destinations in Assam. Many tourists visit the Kamakhya Temple every year due to its popularity.
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