The Kamakhya Temple is dedicated to the mother Goddess Kamakhya, one of the oldest Shakti Peeths.
The pujas at Kamakhya temple are always fulfilling. This temple is known for fulfilling all desires through specific pujas done to the Goddess.
According to the Kalika Purana, Kamakhya Temple denotes the spot where Sati used to retire in secret to satisfy her amour with Shiva, and it was also the place where Her yoni fell after Shiva danced with the corpse of Sati.The Kalika Purana, an ancient work in Sanskrit describes Kamakhya as the yielder of all desires, the young bride of Shiva, and the giver of salvation.Shakti is known as Kamakhya. Kamakhya is mentioned in the Kalika Purana as the most important goddess of Tantric worship, and is referred to in the text as Mahamaya, the "great goddess of illusion", who takes on many forms depending on her mood. Devotees also call her Kameshwari ("beloved goddess of desire"), and consider her a form of Maha Tripura Sundari, also called Shodashi.
The origin of worship 'Shakti' at the site is associated with the legend of Sati, who was the wife of the ascetic god Shiva and daughter of the Puranic god-king Daksha. Daksha was unhappy with his daughter's choice of husband, and when he performed a grand Vedic sacrifice for all the deities, he did not invite Shiva or Sati. In a rage, Sati threw herself onto the fire, knowing that this would make the sacrifice impure. Because she was the all-powerful mother goddess, Sati left her body in that moment to be reborn as the goddess Parvati. Meanwhile, Shiva was stricken with grief and rage at the loss of his wife. He put Sati's body over his shoulder and began his tandava (dance of cosmic destruction) throughout the heavens, and vowed not to stop until the body was completely rotted away. The other Gods, afraid of their annihilation, implored Vishnu to pacify Shiva. Thus, wherever Shiva wandered while dancing, Vishnu followed. He sent his discus Sudarshana to destroy the corpse of Sati. Pieces of Her body fell until Shiva was left without a body to carry.
These places are called Shakti peethas and are dedicated to various powerful goddesses. Kamarupa ("form of desire") is the region in which the yoni ("vulva," "womb," or "source") fell, and the Kamakhya temple was constructed on this spot.
A unique festival observed here is the Ambubasi (Ameti) fertility festival. It is believed that, the Goddess (mother Earth) undergoes her menstrual period during this period. At that time the temple is closed for three days and opened with great festivity on the fourth day.
The temple is a natural cave with a spring. In order to reach the temple, one needs to take a flight of steps that goes down to the bowel of earth into a dark and mysterious chamber. In the shrine, Kamakhya Devi, in the form of (yoni), presides as a big crevice in the bedrock. The Goddess is covered naturally by a rivulet of water gushing upward from an underground spring. The crevice is usually covered with sari, flowers and vermilion powder (Sindoor).
Typical Puja services includes: Worshiping the Goddess, Invoking Her presence, 125,000 mantra chants, Dasang Havan, Aarti.
No. of priests: 5
Puja services offered at Kamakhya temple:
- Winning a Court case: Goddess Baglamukhi is invoked for court settlement in your favour.
- Black Magic removal: Goddess Baglamukhi is invoked for complete black magic removal.
- Navgraha pujas: The 9 planet pujas done at the temple are specifically done to the DasMahavidyas (who rule over each planet). Kali is worshipped for Saturn, Tara for Jupiter, Shodashi for Mercury, Bhuvaneshwari for Moon, Bhairavi for time or lagna, Chhinnamasta for Rahu, Dhumavati for Ketu, Bagalamukhi for Mars, Matangi for Sun, and Kamaladevi for Venus. Please specify the name of planet at checkout.
- Other pujas, based on your request.
Make your selection of Puja type from the box above. Please note it can take upto 7 days to schedule the puja.
The Pujas at Kamakhya temple are performed by temple priests. Please mention your birth details (name, date, place, time), & Sankalp (your wish) at checkout. This is a individual Puja (you may do puja on individual name or include your near and dear ones in the puja). The Puja Prasada, clothes offered to Devi, Sindoor (vermilion), Havan Vibhuti would be sent to you after successful completion of the puja. Know more about Yajna / Hindu Ritual Ceremonies / Online Puja Services .
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