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  • Kamakhya Temple : One of Seven Wonders of India

  • Daily Puja Schedule at Kamakhya Temple

    5:30 AM Snana of the Pithasthana. 6:00 AM Nitya puja. 8:00 AM Temple door open for devotees. 1:00 PM Temple door closed for cooked offerings to the goddess followed by distribution among the devotees. 2:30 PM Temple door reopens for the devotees. 5:30 PM Aarati of Goddess followed by closing of the temple door for […]

  • How to Reach Kamakhya Temple ?

    The Kamakhya temple is situated on lofty Nilachal Hills and in the very center of Guwahati town in Kamrup district of Assam, India. Buses and Autorickshaws frequently ply connecting it to various parts of Guwahati. Roadways Visitors can hire an auto-rickshaw/trekker/taxi from Guwahati Railway Station or any other part of the city. Regular Buses of […]

  • The Legend surrounding Kamakhya Temple

    Vatsayana,a Vedic Sage in Varanasi during the later first Century was approached by the King in the Himalayan region (now Nepal) to find a solution to convert the tribals and their rituals of human sacrifice to a more socially accepted worship. The Sage suggested the worship of a tantric goddess Tara that spread towards the […]

  • The History of Kamakhya Temple Assam

    The earliest historical dynasty of Kamarupa, the Varmans (350-650), as well as Xuanzang, a 7th-century Chinese traveler ignore the Kamakhya, when it is assumed that the worship was Kirata-based beyond the brahminical ambit.The first epigraphic notice of Kamakhya is found in the 9th-century Tezpur plates of Vanamalavarmadeva of the Mlechchha dynasty. There is enough archaeological evidence of a massive 8th-9th century temple. There is […]

  • Architecture of Kamakhya Temple

    The temple consists of four chambers: garbhagriha and three mandapas locally called calanta, pancaratna and natamandira. The garbhagriha has a pancharathaplan and rests on plinth moldings that are similar to the Surya Temple at Tezpur, above which are dados from a later period of the Khajuraho or the Central Indian type, consisting of sunken panels alternating with pilasters.  The sikhara in the shape of a bee-hive, which is characteristic of […]