The Kamakhya Temple is a Sakta temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhy also called ‘Goddess of Desires”. It is located on the Nilachal Hill in the western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India. Kamakhya temple is the main temple in a complex of individual temples dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas of Saktism,
Kamakhya Devi Temple is reopened
Ambubachi Mela is an important festival celebrated in the Kamakhya Temple. Kamakhya Devi Temple is now reopened after three days following the Ambubachi festival. The devotees were restricted till June 30 due to COVID-19. The festival is celebrated in the monsoon, it is believed that Goddess Kamakhya goes through her menstrual cycle and thus the temple remains closed.
About Ambubachi festival (Ambubachi Mela)
Ambubachi Mela is also known as Ameti or Tantric fertility festival is one of the important festivals in Assam. The Ambubachi Mela is an annual Hindu mela held at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam. It is the celebration of the yearly menstruation course of goddess Kamakhya. It is also believed that during the monsoon rains, the creative and nurturing power of the menses of Mother Earth becomes accessible to devotees at this site during the mela. There is no idol of the presiding deity but she is worshipped in the form of a yoni-like stone instead over which a natural spring flows.
Kamakhya Devi Temple Timings
Temple door for devotees opens at 8:00 AM
Temple door for closes for devotees at 5:15 PM
Kamakhya Devi Temple Major Festivals
- Ambubachi Mela
- Deodhani or Devadhwani Mela
- Durga Puja
- Kumari Puja