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About Kamakhya Temple

Maa Kamakhya Temple, commonly known as the Kamakhya Temple, in Guwahati is an important Hindu temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess, Kamakhya. It is considered to be the most sacred and oldest of the 51 Shakti Peethas found on earth. It is an important place for Tantric worshippers as well. So visit this place if you want to witness some ancient Indian magic. The temple is located on Nilachal Hills in the western part of Guwahati, adjoining to banks of the Brahmaputra River. The temple complex consists of several smaller temples. There are several temples dedicated to the 10 Mahavidyas located in and around the temple as well. These Mahavidyas include Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, TripuraSundari, Tara, Kali, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Matangi, and Kamala. Out of these, the Tripurasundari, Matangi and Kamala Temples are housed within the main temple while the remaining seven temples are individual temples located on Nilachal Hills.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Pets
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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