The Kamakhya Temple
The kamakhya Temple in Assam has an important place in the tourism Map of India.
The Location of Kamakhya Temple
Kamakhya Temple is situated on Nilachalor Kamagiri hills in Guwahati in Assam . There are a flights of stairs to reach to the temple which were unique in style .The view of Guwahati city and the river Brahmaputra from the hilltop of the Nilachala hill is really unforgettable .The surrounding of the temple is full of greenary .
What is the Importance of Kamakhya Temple :
Kamakhya is the mother goddess . Mythology goes that When Lord Shiva was criticised in front of Sati in Daksh Yagna, she could not tolerate her husband's insult and she decided to die . Angry Lord Shiva takes her body on his shoulder and travels the whole universe . Gradually Satis body starts decomposing and part of her body falls on earth in different places . All those places where Sati's body part fell were considered Shaktipeeth later on . Kamakhya is known as the granter of all desires .
Main Attraction of Kamakhya Temple :
As beliefs goes , the pond water at the backdrop of Kamakhya temple turns all red at a particular time of the year . This time of the year is believed to be the time of menstruation of the mother goddess or mother earth .Clothes dipped in that water is ditributed as prasad .
How to reach kamakhya Temple :
Kamakhya is situated in Guwahati , the capital of Assam and the most prominent city in entire North -East .So it is easy to reach Kamakhya temple .
Air route to Kamakhya temple: Nearest airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport Guwahati .
By Rail: Nearest Rail Station is Kamakhya .
By Road: Buses and metered taxis ply from Guwahati city .
Festivels celebrated In Kamakhya Temple
Ambubaci is the greatest festivel in Kamakhya when the largest Mela or crowd throng at kamakhya . However the main door of temple is closed for three days during Ambubaci.
Other festivals are navaratri , Durgapuja etc .
Best Time to visit Kamakhya Temple
Ambubaci time falls in the month of June or july according to tithi of Hindu calendar .This is considered the best time to visit the temple .
In Durgapuja and navaratri too lots of people devotee gather .
The Kamakhya Temple
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Kamaakshi temple in Kanchipuram,Tamilnadu is South Kamakhya temple - one should visit defenitely for a good darshan.
I visited Kamakhya devi Temple in 2007, luckily I got return air tickets from Delhi - Guwahati - Delhi very cheap for Rs. 4000 only. I got Air Deccan flight from Delhi via Bagdogra to reach Guwahati, at Guwahati stayed at cheap hotel for Rs. 400/- per night and in evening I got auto rickshaw for Rs. 150 to visit Kamakhya temple and return back to hotel, net morning I got back by Air Sahara flight to Delhi and then returned to Phagwara (My City). I think you will understand the way of Kamakhya temple.
I am also adding my photo at Kamakhya temple at that time I have not good photo mobile phone. So the quality of photo is not so good.