Kamakhya temple is one of the 51 Sakti Peeths and situated on the Nilachal Hill of the Guwahati. It is a sacred and famous Hindu religious place and more popular among tantriks as Mata Kamakhya is known as the goddess of tantras.
History of Kamakhya Devi:
According to mythology Mata Sati had sacrificed her life in the Yagnya of her father unable to bear the insult of her husband in the presence of all Gods and Goddesses. Lord Shiv was not invited by his father-in-law to attend that Yagnya which was attended by all Gods and Goddesses.
After knowing about the death of Mata Sati angry Shiv started doingTandav dance, the dance of destruction, holding his dead wife on his shoulders. That created fear in the entire universe and all Gods requested Lord Vishnu to stop Lord Shiva’sTandav dance.
To save this universe from lord Shiva’s anger Vishnu sent his Surdarshan chakra to cut Sati’s body into pieces. And while cutting the body of Mata Sati it fell in 51 different places all over the world and Mata’s Yoni had fallen in Kamakhya and for that reason mataKamakhyais known as the symbol of women power and energy.
History of Temple:
The temple of Kamakhya is one of the old temples in India. It was built by king Naranarayan of Cooch Behar in 1665. Images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are curved on the temple walls. Ten small sized temples are also made in the temple premise dedicating ten incarnations of Mata Kali i.e. Chhinnamasta, Bagala, Matangi, Dhumavti, Tara, Bhuvaneswari, Kamala, Tripura Sundari, Bhairavi and Kali.
Mata Kamakhya symbolizes female strength and power and she is worshipped by all to get her blessing and fulfilling desired wishes.