Kamaksha Peetha is a symbol of faith and creativity

Suvbharat Times | Guwahati 25072021 |  The Kamaksha Temple is the holy temple of Goddess Kali. It is the most important temple in Assam and the main attraction of Guwahati. The bee-shaped temple is located on the Nilachal hills and is a fine example of Assamese architecture. It is one of the three most important Tantric Temples in India. According to mythological legends, the ‘yoni’ of Devi Sati fell over here. Therefore, this sacred place is also called the “Yoni Peetha”.

Naga sadhus Hindu holy men take out a religious procession at the Kamakhya temple during the annual Ambubachi festival in Guwahati.

According to the “Kalika Purana”, the Kamaksha Temple refers to the place where Devi Sati used to retire in secret to satisfy her amour with Lord Shiva, and it was also the place where her yoni (genitals, womb) fell after Shiva Tandav.

The Divine Sites, which are part of the fragmented body of Goddess Sati, are mentioned as four primary Shakti Peethas, and one of which is Kamaksha Peetha. Among others, the “Vimala Temple” within the Shree Jagannath Temple premises in Puri, Odisha, and the “Tara Tarini” Peetha near Brahmapur. According to legendry that the “Stana Khanda” (breasts) of Goddess Sati fell over here. “Dakshina Kalika” in Kalighat, Kolkata, in the state of West Bengal, originated from the limbs of the Corpse of Mata Sati.

Indian saints have taken 108 places associated with the body of Goddess Sati as the famous Shakti Peetha. However, “Devi Bhagwat” did not explicitly state this. The “Yogini Tantra” also ignores the information described in the “Kalika Purana”. But according to mythology, the Kamaksha Peetha is famous as “Yoni Peetha”, which is a symbol of faith and creativity for devotees.

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