Saturday, 16 May 2015

Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple is the most important among 51 Shakti Pithas and one of the best place for Tantric Sadhana. Situated on the Nilachal hillock in Guwahati, Assam, this is the spot where the Yoni Mandala of Lady Sati fell. I keep on frequenting Kamakhya Temple, at least four times a year. So I thought it would be great to share some snapshots from my recent visit.

Kamakhya Devi (Old Print, British era)


Gateway to Kamakhya Temple


The secret chamber


Lord Ganesha


Lord Kameshvara

Goddess Kameshvari

Lord Sadashiva

Goddess Kamakhya

The Divine Couple

Attendent of Kamakhya Devi

Intricate carvings

Miniature model of Nilachal Hillock

The grand temple
The menstruating Goddess


The temple itself is a perfect blend of
Assamese and Bengali architecture
Chamunda Devi
Dense forest around Nilachal Hillock is infested with
leopards and tigers
Newly constructed roadway
Pristine Brahmaputra and Saraighat Bridge
Door keepers of Kamakhya Temple
Manipuri style Radha-Krishna
At Guwahati Airport
At Kolkata Airport
Dear reader(s), I hope you all liked these handpicked snapshots. Next time I would try to get a snapshot of the Yoni Mandala enshrined inside the main temple.