Kamakhya temple

Kamakhya Temple

The Kamakhya..,
A place..
Where.. Shiva and Sati.. had their beautiful romantic encounter.
     Although little is known about the early history of temple, the first reference to the place has been traced back to the Allahabad inscriptions of Emperor Samudra Gupta.the present temple was built in 1665 by king Narayanarayna of Cooch, Behar.

The main temple has 7 oval spires, each topped by three golden pitchers. Pilgrims have to queue up at the entrance porch from where they move slowly in to the semi-dark sanctum sanctorum. Images of gods and goddess of Hindu Pantheon are carved on the walls.the image of goddess along with other deities is kept on a throne.

Kamakhya temple
   Kamakhya temple is not just a famous pilgrimage site in Assam, but is also a unique temple in… indiyyana…. located on the Nilachal hill in the capital city of Guwahati, the deity of the temple, Kamakhya Devi is revered as the”Bleeding Goddess”….. it is believed that the goddess’ menstruates during this period. .
   The story of origin is behind the temple quite interesting. it revolves around the hindu god Shiva and Sati… Legend has it that Sati fought with her husband to be part of the grand yajna that her father was offering to appease the god-of which both were purposefully not invited to. Paying no heed to her husband’s advice, Sati headed to the yajna nevertheless, only to be insulted by her father Daksha. Shiva was not invited, and was also abused by Daksha. Unable to bear the insult, Sati commited suicide. when shiva came to know that his beloved wife had committed suicide, he went insane with rage.He placed Sati’s dead body on his shoulders and did the tandav or dance of destruction… to calm him down, Vishnu cut the dead body with his chakra.the 108 places where body parts fell are called Shakti Peeths. Kamakhya temple is special coz Sari’s womb and vagina fell here.

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