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KAMAKHYA TEMPLE IN GUWAHATI – 5 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE VISITING THE TEMPLE OF THE FEMININE POWER!

Some say that you haven’t visited Guwahati without stepping inside the famous Kamakhya temple. A popular pilgrimage site for those of the Hindu faith, it was built to symbolise and honour the deity Kamakhya.

Representing The Female Power of Shakti and celebrating a woman’s ability to conceive, this temple doesn’t have an idol of Kamakhya to worship but a yoni (vagina). According to legend it marks the site where Sati’s womb fell.

It’s the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas that still stands today and sees thousands of tourists, visitors and spiritual pilgrims each year.

I personally loved my visit. I always think it’s interesting to be exposed to new cultures and traditions. It felt a bit like an Indiana Jones movie entering the inner sanctum and visiting the cave temple. It was dark and almost claustrophobic. That with the fire, incence and chanting, I felt overwhelmed with an energy I didn’t quite understand.

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