Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple is 16th-century temple lies about 5 kms from the city of Guwahati of the Nilachal hill overlooking the river Brahmaputra with a commanding sight of the location around. Kamakhya Devi is one more kind of goddess Kali. The holy place is dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya as well as believed to be the oldest of the "51 Shakti Peeths". The history of the Temple is thoroughly linked to the land. Historians believe today name of Kamrup has been derived from the really Holy place of Kamakhya. This pint size temple is encircled by a number of sun-kissed peaks and is among the pious places of Kumaon.

About Kamakhya Temple

It is thought that the Kamakhya Holy place was constructed in 8th century as well as was re-build and re-designed forseveral times till 17th century by King Nara Narayana, of Cooch Bihar. It is among Hindus temple where sacrificial kind of prayer is done to please the Goddess. Hindu Devotees sacrifices goat as the offering to the Goddess. In "Ambubachi Mela", thousands of Tantric flocks at holy place to do a grand occasion.

Best Way to Reach Kamakhya Temple

By Air: The local airport terminal is Guwahati. From right here you can quickly reach Asvakranta by roadway.

By Rail: The closest railhead is situated at Guwahati.

By Road: Asvakranta is linked by road transport through the Saraighat Bridge across the Brahmaputra. Other alternative is Guwahati, which is well connected in touch with regular bus services from all the significant cities in and around the state.

By Water: Regular ferryboat services are available to Asvakranta from Guwahati.

Best Time to Visit Kamakhya Temple

The very best climate to visit Kamakhya Temple is taken into consideration from October to March.

Nearby Tourist Places in Kamakhya Temple
  • Doul Govinda Temples
  • Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Guwahati Zoo
  • Shiva Temple
  • Vashistha Ashram
  • Bhubaneshwari Temple
  • Navagraha Temple
  • Umananda Temple
Pooja & Timings Schedule of Kamakhya Temple

Pooja:

  • Durga Pooja: Annually during the month of September-October this prayer is organized throughout Navaratri.
  • Ambubachi Pooja: It is believed that during the celebration of Ambubha, mother Kamakhya is popular and thus the holy place is closed for 3 days. On the 4th day when the holy place opens, special praise is celebrated on this day.
  • Pohan Pooja: Throughout Pusa Mass it is worshiped as a symbolic marriage in between Lord Kameshwara and Kameshwari, Durga
  • Dyul Pooja: It is worshiped in the month of Phalgun.
  • Vasanti Puja: This praise is kept in Kamakhya holy place in the month of Chaitra.
  • MadanDial Puja: This special puja is provided for Lord Kamdev as well as Keshwara throughout the month of Chitra.

Timings:

  • Snana of the Pithasthana at 5:30 AM
  • Nitya puja at 6:00 AM
  • Temple door open for supporters at 8:00 AM
  • Temple door closed for cooked offerings to the goddess followed by distribution amongst the devotees at 1:00 PM
  • Temple door reopens for the supporters at 2:30 PM
  • Aarti of Goddess complied with by closing of the holy place door for the night at 5:30 PM

Throughout Ambubachi Mela Kamakhya Temple door will be closed for 3 days from 22 June to 24th June, So you can get Darshan from 25th June each year.