Kamakhya temple is Guwahati‘s most popular attraction and one of India’s most prominent temples. Dedicated to mother Goddess Kamakhya, the Kamakhya temple is one of the oldest of the 51 shakti peeths. It is situated on the Nilachal hill in the western part of Guwahati and is an important pilgrim spot especially for tantric worshipers.
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The temple complex houses temples dedicated to ten mahavidyas, of which the Kamakhya temple is the main one. It dates back to the 8th century and is believed to have been re-built several times till the 17th century. It is one of the temples where the sacrificial form of worship is followed till date. Devotees often come with goats as offering to the Goddess. The annual festival called Ambubachi Mela attracts a lot of tantric worshipers and is a grand event.
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