Navratri 2021: Know the history and various interesting facts about the Kamakhya Temple

Publish Date: 09 Oct, 2021 |

Navratri 2021:

Of the various Shakti Peethas in India, Kamakhya Temple is considered as one of the most important Shakti Peethas. It is situated in the western area of Guwahati at Nilachal Hill. Kamakhya Temple. The temple is associated with lots of miracles and surprising facts

Know about some of the facts related to the Kamakhya Temple here:

The Kamakhya Shakti Peeth

Out of 51 Shakti Peethas, only Kamakhya Temple has received the designation of Maha Peetha. Surprisingly, There is no idol or picture of Maa Durga or Maa Jagdamba in Kamakhya Temple. There is a pool in the temple which is always covered with flowers. This pool is where people offer flowers and perform pooja, while seeking the blessings of the goddess.

Brahmputra turns red

For three days, the water of Brahmaputra river turns red. It is believed that this is so because of the menstrual cycle of the goddess. Every year, this happens during the Ambubachi Mela. During these three days, the temple experiences thousands of pilgrims, who are given red yarn cloth as Prasada during these days. 

Umanand Bhairav Temple

At some distance from Kamakhya Temple, lies Umanand Bhairav Temple, who is the Bhairav of Kamakhya Shakti Peetha. The temple is situated in centre of Brahmaputra River. It is believed that the Yatra remains incomplete until the devotee visits the Umanand Bhairav Mandir. Hence to make their Yatra successful and get all their wishes fulfilled, the devotees visit the Bhairav Mandir after visiting the Kamakhya Temple.

Kamakhya Temple and Tantra Vidya

Kamakhya Temple is also considered as the biggest and most important centre of Tantra Vidya and every year Ambubasi Mela is held in the temple premises, during which Tantriks from all around the country visit the temple. 

What are Shakti peethas?

When Mata Sati’s father Prajapati Daksh insulted her and Lord Shiva, Mata Sati, in her anger, dedicated her body to the fire of Havana Kund, after which Lord Shiva carried her dead body on his shoulders and performed Tandava. This started creating imbalance on the Earth and was taking the planet towards destruction. In order to save the planet and the life, Lord Vishnu, by his Sudarshan Chakra, cut the dead body of Mata Sati in different pieces.

Wherever, Mata Sati’s body parts had fallen down, those places are noe referred to as Shakti Peethas.


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