The Kamakhya Devi Temple, Guwahati, Assam is one of the most famous temples designated to Goddess Shakti who is supposedly a progeny of Lord Shiva’s mind. The Hindus regard the Kamakhya Devi Temple Prasad as the most sacred offering. This Kamakhya Devi Temple is the most sacred Shaktipeeth in the Hindu society.
Kamakhya Devi is said to be an incarnation of Goddess Kali. The story behind this temple is that when Sati threw herself unto fire, lord Shiva was so grieved and in rage that he carried the corpse on his shoulder and began his Tandava. He vowed to not stop unless the body had fully rotted. In the process, 51 pieces of the body fell on some points. These spots are called the Shaktipeeths as per the Hindu mythology. The Kamakhya temple is built at the spot where the “yoni” had fallen.
The Kamakhya Devi Temple, Guwahati, Assam is the temple built to honor Goddess Shakti. The Kamakhya Devi Temple has the deity full laden with female ornaments, saree, sindoor etc. It is believed that this temple is at the same place where the yoni of Sati fell. The Prasad at the temple contains –
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