Sight Seen : Assam Wildlife Tour - Kamakhya Temple

Guwahati - Kamakhya Temple

The Kamakhya temple is one of the most revered shrines of Shakti in India, in the form of Kamakhya. Located on the Nilachal Hills just 7km from Guwahati, the Kamakhaya temple is of great religious importance. It also holds tremendous historic and archeological significance.

During Shiva's catastrophic cosmic dance after Sati killed herself, 51 Shakti peethas were born in different parts of India, Kamakhya being one of them. Kamakhya is the Goddess of Desire, and celebratory for the Tantrik sect of Hinduism. Followers of the Tantra Sect place their belief in Kamakshi or Kamakhya.