Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

It is one of the oldest and most sacred of the 51 Shakti Pithas

It is one of the oldest and most sacred of the 51 Shakti Pithas | Photo credit: Kunal Dalui/wikimedia

Kamakhya Temple Overview

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Nestled on the top of the beautiful Nilachal Hil, Kamakhya Temple complex consists of about 20 temples – the largest and most visited being the temple of Goddess Kamakhya. The Kamakhya temple is one of the oldest and most sacred of the 51 Shakti Pithas. The temple comprises of four chambers – one garbhagriha and three mandapas. The garbhagriha is believed to contain the yoni of Goddess Sati fallen on the hill following the splitting of the Goddess’ dead body. You can reach the garbhagriha by narrow steep stone steps. The temple complex consists of individual temples dedicated to ten Mahavidyas: Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari, Tara, Kali, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamal.

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Kamakhya Mandir Road, Kamakhya, Guwahati,