Kamakhya Temple is considered one of the most sacred of the 51 Shakti Peethas--shrines of the Mother Goddess--in the world. On the banks of Brahmaputra River, the temple was originally erected in the 8th century, but much of its present appearance dates to the 17th century. A cruciform base topped with a hemispherical dome is the main feature of the temple's hybrid style. See the panels and niches with sculptured images of Hindu gods and goddesses, then descend the narrow stone staircase to get to the small and dark inner sanctum, where the Mother Goddess is worshiped in the shape of Yoni (womb). Apart from pilgrims and tourists, monkeys and mountain goats are regular visitors of this site. Put Kamakhya Temple into our Guwahati day trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Guwahati.
Kamakhya Temple Reviews
I visited the temple with my family. It is better to take the VIP pass for Rs 501 for entry into the temple to avoid the huge queues. The Waiting Hall is air conditioned and VIP line is well managed. ... more »
highly blessed by the visit to one of the most awaited and most pure sanctum sanctorum temple in india.... my entire family is truly blessed by this visit ... will come once again next year same time more »
Loved it. It is one of the best temples. It is also one of the oldest temples. it is more than 800 years old or might be even older than 800 years. Very delicate and artistic designs are made on the walls.
The place is considered very sacred and it's really nice to visit but it takes a lot of patience and time to stay in queue and have a glimpse of inside view of temple. But you can pay ₹500 to have VIP access and reduce the waiting time for the same.
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