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Kamakhya Temple Routes, Beliefs And Best Time For Visit
Posted Date: 05-Jul-2011
Runa N Borah
In this article I will provide information about reach Kamakhya Temple and best time to visit Kamakhya temple in Assam. From easy routes to accurate information about Kamakhya temple in Assam you will get everything in this post.
Kamakhya temple of Assam
Kamakhya temple of Assam is one of the most famous peeth of
temples in India
, that is considered a must visit for all Hindus accros the globe. Kamakhya Peeth is one of most important peeth among Ekanna Peeth or Eekkawan Peeth (Fifty one Holy shrines) according to Hundu belief.
Hindu Mythology about Kamakhya temple
says that Sati, wife of Lord Shiva discards her human body as a result of humiliation and insult of her husband she faces in Dakhs-Yaggya. This makes Lord Shiva angry and he takes Sati's body on his shoulder and roams arround the universe. Sati's decomposed body starts falling on the earth. Those places where the parts of Sati's body fell were later recognized as Holy places. Fifty one such places in India are considered as such Holy Peeths(places). Kamakhya Peeth is also known as Yonipeeth as it is believed that the genitals of Sati fell in this place.
There are other beliefs that are associated with this story like about the making of the Maa Kamakhya temple by King Narakasura.
Kamakhya temple routes
Kamakhya temple is situated in one of the most beautiful city in the world Guwahati in Assam. A city that is full of historical as well as ancient monuments, natural beauty and pleasant climate. As Guwahati is a well-connected city it is not at all difficult to reach Kamakhya temple.
Location of Kamakhya temple
Kamakhya temple is situated at Kamagiri or Nilachal pahar(hill) in Guwahati. A row of stairs will lead you to the temple which is known as Mekhela Ujuwa baat.
How to reach Kamakhya temple of Assam
Kamakhya temple in Assam is connected by road. Buses ply in between Guwahati city and Kamakhya temple.
Nearest rail station is Kamakhya Station, and nearest junction is Guwahati. From Guwahati junction Taxi and other rented vehicles are available.
Nearest airport from kamakhya temple is Guwahati airport at Borjhar(Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi airport). From Borjhar airport you have to go to Paltanbazar from where you can take rented car or bus service.
If you stay at
Hotels in Guwahati
, your Hotel will provide you information about Kamakhya tour.
Best time for kamakhya temple visit
You can visit Kamakhya temple at any time of year. But at certain period of year the main Temple door is closed for visitors. Puja and all rituals are not performed at this time.
But interestingly this is the time when lakhs of visitors and tourists throng at Kamakhya temple. The time is known as Khath or ambubachi. A huge mela is organized. Devotees visit this mela and expect to get a piece of auspicious red cloth that is dipped in the pond of red water at the back of Kamakhya temple.
Ambubaci mela 2011 timings
Ambubaci Mela 2011 was scheduled at 23rd to 26th of June. Ambubaci or ameti mela is main attraction of Sadhus an tourists accross the world as it is one of the
oldest mela of India
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