The tour of Assam has been a fascinating one till now. Today I have decided to visit the world famous Kamakhya Temple Assam as it is a legendary temple with renowned charms. This well known Hindu temple is devoted to the Goddess Kamakhya who is also known as the mother Goddess.
There are fifty one Shakti Peeths in India and it is one of the oldest and most revered one. Situated in the city of Guwahati in the state of Assam, this distinguished temple is located on the top of the Nilachal Hills. The river Brahmaputra flows on the northern side of the hills. This holy and ancient temple is even mentioned in the oldest of religious books relating to India like the Devi Purana, Devi Bhagawata and Tantra Chudamani.
This temple will always be referred to as the centerpiece for Shakti Worshipers in our country. The temple has four chambers and the inner sanctum or commonly called the garbagriha and here the Goddess is not worshipped in an idol form but as a consort or wife of Lord Shiva thus representing nature’s pro-creative aspects. Inside the premises there are other temples of Gods and Goddesses like Sitala Temple and the Jaya Durga Temple. From 8.00 AM to 1.00 PM and later from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM, the doors of the temple are opened for the devotees. Then the Aarti of the goddess is sung and after that, the doors of the temple are closed for the night. The temple is nestled between scenic hills and natural grandeur. The exotic beauty of the place as well as the mystical and supernatural significance has made it a mystery which no one has been able to decipher. I took many photographs over there as remembrance but let me tell you this place needs no snaps. It was so amazing that I just have to close my eyes and every detail flashes in front of me even today. This pilgrimage center has been an eye opener in various ways.
Kamakhya Temple Assam is an important and prominent temple amongst the Hindu devotees and specially a revered hub amongst the Tantric worshippers. I feel privileged and honored to have been able to visit this historical temple.