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Kamakhya Temple

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Address: Nilachal Hill, Guwahati 781010, India

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A Shakti Peeth of Tantric Goddess of Desire

This temple is one of the Shakti Peethas, and situated on the top of Ninanchal Hill in Guwahati city. There is no image of Skakti here but within a corner of the cave in the... read more

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This temple is one of the Shakti Peethas, and situated on the top of Ninanchal Hill in Guwahati city. There is no image of Skakti here but within a corner of the cave in the temple there is sculptured image of the yoni of the goddess. The temple has beehive-like Shikhara. The temple opens at 8am and closes at 4pm.... More 

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good temple, but killing animals by devotees was not at good thing, so personally I didn't like such places

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a Shakti sthal with a very ancient temple. It is a temple where people come to pray for having children. It is also one of the rare hindu temples where goats are sacrificed in the complex

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the best temple in the this world feel the presence of goddess parvati, the natural beauti , its surroundings , the most educated & decent pandas are to help you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had planned to visit temple. Though crowded, the temple is worth the visit. There are lot of pandits asking people to come and do Puja and give money. Refrain from doing that. If one haves devotion in mind, Maa Kamakhya will bless you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kamakhya is one of the Sakti Pith among 51 Sakti Pithas. According to Hindu mythology the Vagina of Goddess Sati wife of Lord Shiva was droped at this place after Lord Shiba danced with the Sacred boby of Sati. Lord Vishu played an important role to Calm down Lord Shiva and He used his weapon named SUDARSHAN CHAKRA to divide... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kamakhya Temple is wonderfully located- atop the hill (Nilachal). Heard a lot about the Kamakhya temple. One has to come , see and feel the truth . The vendors outside the temple and the purohits are extremely well behaved and there never is a craving for your money. Even if it time consuming, it is worth offering a prayer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many temples in the area the best atmosphere is at some of the smaller temples. It is worth walking up the road to the top of the hill both for views and the temples on the way. There is a huge queue for the main temple statue it takes 2.5 hours on average -- you can pay 500... More 

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Ambarnath, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most important shakti-peeth and a very significant temple for Shaktism. People here are stark followers of the Shakti and therefore have rituals that are slightly different, if not orthodox, even a slight extremist, than the usual Vaishnav or Shaiv rituals. You can witness a "bali" any time any day, and a "tilak" using the bali-blood isn't uncommon.... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A peaceful place on a hill top, not much climbing as people can take taxi near to the entry. still would require a 500-mtr walk there is also a sunset point on the way and you can also see the complete Guwahati from the view. i preferred taxi ( ola and uber drops you near, but for pickup you would... More 

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