Guwahati is known for its many mandirs (temples); hence, it is also known as the “city of temples.” It is a popular pilgrimage site for thousands of devotees every year. Each mandir differs in structural beauty and history which only makes them fascinating revered religious sites in Guwahati, Assam.
Kamakhya Mandir is an important Hindu mandir dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus, especially for tantric worshipers. Kamakhya Mandir is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Peethas (shrines) and is situated on Nilachal Hill in the western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India.
- The place where Kamakhya Mandir stands today is also considered to be where Shiva first courted Sati.
- It is believed that Kamakhya Mandir houses the mythical womb and vagina of the Hindu goddess Shakti.
- Every year during the month of June, the Brahmaputra River near Kamakhya turns red. It is believed that the goddess ‘menstruates’ during this period. Read more…