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“Miserable in the rains” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple
Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Guwahati
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Bengaluru, India
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Miserable in the rains”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

We got stuck here during the rains and there is hardly any shelter or respite if you want to have darshan when it is raining.

Animal sacrifice is still in vogue and be prepared to see goat heads inside the temple.

Pandas fleece you for money at every opportunity and the queuing system leaves a lot to be desired.

Architecture of the temple is beautiful and different and despite everything that I have written - I believe you should visit it once.

Visited May 2014
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“Pious, but dirty.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Pandits are busy asking for donations everywhere. Lots of lambs seen venturing around. This is place is known to make lambs' sacrifice. Heard they even give blood of the sacrifice as prasadam!
Typical busy, famous temple- long queues, dirty, money drive...

Visited May 2014
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“sacred & holiest place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

The deep essence of holy feelings come into the mind. Its at the top of the hill and quite and peaceful. The local bus also reach to the foot of the hill and u can walk up to the temple of the Goddess.

Visited November 2013
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Rajpura, India
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“A Devotional Place------Kamakhya Temple Nilachal Hill, Guwahati.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Kamakhya Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya, one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India.The garbhagriha is small, dark and reached by narrow steep stone steps. Inside the cave there is a sheet of stone that slopes downwards from both sides meeting in a yoni-like depression. This hallow is constantly filled with water from an underground perennial spring. It is the vulva-shaped depression that is worshiped as the goddess Kamakhya herself and considered as most important abode of the Maa Durga. The temple is primary amongst the 51 Shakti Peethas related to the cult of Sati, and remains one of the most important Shakta temples and Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world.
Kamakhya temple is perhaps the most important tourist attraction in Guwahati. It is famous as one of the most significant pilgrimage spot in India.
The 51 places where Sati's body parts fell are called Shakti peeths. Kamakhya temple is special because Sati's womb and vagina fell here.Apart from the deity Kamakhya Devi, compound of the temple houses 10 other avatars of Kali namely Dhumavati, Matangi, Bagola, Tara, Kamala, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Bhuvaneshwari and Tripuara Sundari.
It's your devotion that brings you in the feet of Maa Kamakhya.

Visited April 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Pay extra to someone and get a fast 'darshan' / visit inside the temple or else, it might be hours in a serpentine queue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

It was raining when I went there and loved every bit of it. A huge crowd on Sunday. If you want to get in first, make sure you arrive when the temple opens its doors at 8.00 am.

Visited May 2014
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