Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati

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Address: Kamakhya, Guwahati, Assam 781010, India

Phone: 0361-2734624

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Timings: 05:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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About Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple is situated at the top of the Nilachal Hill at about 800 feet above the sea level. The entire temple complex not only comprises of many other temples but also a whole set of people connected with them. Apart from the main devi temple, it also comprises of some other major temples of devi Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi and Dhumavati.

There are some other temples of various goddess can be seen in the complex. They are the Sitala Temple, the Lalita Kanta Temple, The jaya Durga Temple, the Vana Durga Temple, the Rajarajesvari Temple, the Smasanakali temple, the kail temple of Abhayananda dharmashala and the Sankhesvari temple. There are five temples of Lord Shiva in the Kamakhya complex. They belong to different forms of Lord Shiva like Kamesvara (Umananda), Siddhesvara, Amratokesvara (Heruka), Aghpra, and kotilinga (Tatpurusa).

The complex also contains three temples of Lord Visnu. They are as the Kedara (Kamalesvara), situated near the northern side of the main temple, as the Gadadhara, situated in the north-western direction of the Kamakhya temple, and as Pandunath, which is situated in the eastern foothills of Nilachal also kinown as Pandu.

Kamakhya Temple Information

  • It is a religious place so head should be covered at all times.
  • It is advisable to leave the footwear outside.
  • The peace and sanity of the religious place should be not disturbed.
  • Mobile app is also available to keep an exact track of temple rituals and routines.

How To reach Kamakhya Temple by Public Transport

  • There are hired taxis.

Restaurants Near Kamakhya Temple

  • Kolkata Roll
  • Red Lobster

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Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati Reviews

  • Living here in Assam I've been reading about the great kamakhya temple since my childhood..in books in movies etc...I've always wanted to see the temple for real... finally I get a chance and visited the place with one of my best friend...and man the place is beautiful...the place is too crowded always ...if you want to go inside you have to wait in line for a minimum of 5 hours ...so go as early as possible...due to that sole reason I didn't go inside...explored only the outside...maybe another time...but the little time I spend there ...despite all the haziness and crowd..I still found some sort of peace...

  • I went in the month of October & stayed in the temple adjacent rooms. The rooms are airy & clean same are the temple premises.Temple opens at 4 a.m in the morning & there are 3 different queues , one is general queue , another is paid (₹500/ person) , another is for military personnel. It takes at least 3:30-4 hrs to reach the main temple after standing in queue. But one can get a satisfying view after entering the main sanctum of temple. It takes 30 min in auto to reach Guwahati station if the roads are not congested.

  • Its a wonderful and religious place. I loved it because I felt peace after entering this place. I totally forgot every luxury of the world. Everybody must visit this place. These are my memories of this place.

  • We'll it is a beautiful and we'll know Temple in North east India. I recommend everyone to once here for visiting and know you are going to like ,this is local guide Ravi reads if you my true reviews please follow me at Google +with the same name written.

  • Very old and spiritually significant place. At the heart of Guwahati, top of the hill. Nice place to visit. Very congested and huge queue. So better reach early if you are planning to see the goddess inside the temple. There are other small temples surrounding it. Go with family. Both private ride(cab, taxi) and govt bus services are available.

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