Kamakhya Temple Assam
Kamakhya temple is a famous pilgrimage tourist place which is located in Guwahati, Assam. It is completly dedicated to the tantric goddesses. Kamakhya Devi is also avatar of Kali naming Dhumavati, Matangi, Bagola, Tara, Kamala, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Bhuvaneshwari and Tripura Sundari.
History of Kamakhya Temple:
The Kamakhya temple a tourist place in India is having a very nice and interesting story of its origin. Its like that once Sati fought with her husband Shiva to attend her father’s great yagna. At the grand yagna, Shiva got insulted by Sati’s father Daksha. And after that Sati was angered and in her shame, she jumped into the fire and killed herself. When Shiva came to know that his beloved wife had committed suicide, he went insane with rage. He placed Sati’s dead body on his shoulders and did the tandav or dance of destruction.
To calm Shiva down, God Vishnu has cut Sati dead body with his Chakra. The 108 places where Sati’s body parts fell are called Shakti peeths. Kamakhya temple is special because Sati’s womb and vagina fell here.
The Bleeding Goddess:
Kamakhya Devi is famous as the bleeding goddess. The mythical womb and vagina of Shakti are supposedly installed in the ‘Garvagriha’ or sanctum of the temple. In the month of Ashaad (June), the goddess bleeds or menstruates. At this time, the Brahmaputra river near Kamakhya turns red. The temple then remains closed for 3 days and holy water is distributed among the devotees of Kamakhya Devi.<>