Kamakhya Temple is a famous pilgrimage and dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya or tantric. It is situated on the Nichal Hill at Guwahati, Assam India and the temple around 8 km far from Guwahati railway station. In the compound of temple house not only situated Mother Kamkhya but also ten other avatars of Maa kali namely Dhumavati, Matangi, Bagola, Tara, Kamala, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, and Tripuara Sundari. In the temple, you won’t find any idol or statue of Devi, but in corner of the cave in the shrine, you can see a sculptured picture of the Vagina or Yoni of the deity. The sculptured image is the object of Worship.
The Kamakhya temple has an extremely exciting story of its rising. As Hindu spirituality, in India 108 Shakti peeths and Kamakhya is one of them. The story of shakti peeths is: once Sati (who was wife of Shiva) says to Lord Shiva to attend the great Yagna that was organized by her father. In the grand Yagna, Daksha (Father of Sati) insulted of Shiva that way Sati was angered and committed suicide by jumped into the fire. Shiva lost his temperament and start tandav (Dance of distraction) on the places of Sati dead body. To calm down to lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu cut the dead body with his Chakra. By Vishnu chakra, the 108 places where are Sati’s body parts fallen and these parts called the Shakti peeths. Due to fall Sati’s womb and vagina of the Kamakhya temple place, it is very special.
Some people believed that this is the place where Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati had their romantic meets. A Sanskrit word ‘Kama’ means Lovemaking that’s why the place name is Kamakhya.
Kamakhya Devi is also known as Bleeding Goddess. In the month of Ashaad (June), the Brahmaputra River water terns red near the Kamakhya temple. On that time, the temple remains closed for three days.