Adi Shakti Peeth Kamakhya Mandir The Most Sacred Place For Hindus

Adi Shakti Peeth Kamakhya Mandir situated in the Nilachal Hills, western part of the Guwahati city, Assam. It is also famous for Hindu sacred place as Dasa Maha Vidhya Peeth and Tantric worship.

Kamakhya Mandir Also Dedicated To Shakti 10 Mahavidya

The famous Kamakhya Mandir is also one of the oldest Adi Shakti peeth among other 51 Shakti Peeth.  Adi Shakti Peeth Kamakhya Mandir is also famous for Tantric worship and Shakti Vidyalaya for Hindu pilgrims. 

All individual temples of Kamakhya Mandir, is dedicated to 10 Mahavidya Of Shaktism and female deities like Bagalamukhi, Tripureshwari, Tara, Chinnamasta and Tripura Sundari.

This is mentioned in Purana that the “Mahamudra” fell in a cave in the form of a stone where Kamakhya Devi Mandir established and dedicated to Kamakhya Devi or Sati who is one of the numerous incarnations of Shakti or Goddess Durga.

Why Kamakhya Mandir is called Adi Shakti Peeth ? 

The story of Kamakhya Mandir focused on how Goddess Durga born as Sati and how her dead body separated in to pieces to form the 51Shakti Peeth on earth and 4 of them are Adi Shakti Peeth.

Goddess Durga was born on earth as “Sati” who was daughter of king Daksha. Sati was devotee of Lord Shiva and from very beginning she worship to Mahadev or Lord Shiva when her father king Daksha was hated Lord Shiva.

After getting mature Sati married to Mahadev and according to Hindu religion she shifted to her husband’s home. Her father was angry with her and decided not to allow them to enter his place. He arranged a special “Yagna” and invited devotees from all Universe except Mahadev.

When Sati Mata discover that they were not invited in her father’s occasion, she was surprised and thought some how he forgot to invite them and she decided to attend the program.

She arrived her father’s home to attend the Yagna. But her father was so angry to see her, he started to insult Mahadev and abused him furiously.

Mata Sati tried to culm her father but not succeeded. But she did not tolerate the insult of Mahadev also and she was fainted and died on the spot. That incident made a big chaos on the place.

When Mahadev realized that Mata Sati was no more, he was total out of his tolerance and “Tandav” started. He pulled the body of Sati and carried on his shoulder, started “Tandav” through the Universe.

Then to save the Universe from destruction and to help Mahadev to overcome from his grief, Lord Vishnu cut the body of Sati into 52 pieces with his “Sudarshan Chakra”.

These pieces were fell on earth and every where that spot converted in a Mandir or Shakti Peeth.  Most legend believe the death of Goddess Sati is how Shakti peeth comes into existance.

Kamakhya Mandir And 51 Shakti Peeth

There are 51 Shakti peeths of which 4 are Adi Shakti Peeth, 18 are Mahashakti peeths and the rest are Shakti Peeths, which most of located in India and 7 in Bangladesh, 3 in Pakistan, 2 in Nepal and 1 each in Sri Lanka and Tibet.

Name of these  51 Shakti Peeths and Adi Shakti Peeths are :

  • 1. Mahamaya, Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir. 
  • 2. Phullara, in Attahasa in West Bengal.
  •  3. Bahula, Bardhaman in West Bengal.
  • 4. Mahishmardini, Bakreshwar in Siuri Town.
  • 5. Avanti, Bairavparvat, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.
  • 6. Aparna, in Bangladesh.
  • 7. Gandaki Chandi Chandi River.
  • 8. Bhamari, in Jansthaan.
  • 9. Kottari, in Karachi
  • 10. Jayanti, in Bangladesh.
  • 11. Yogeswari Temple, Bangladesh.
  • 12. Jwala or Shakti Siddhida in Himachal Pradesh.
  • 13. Kalika, Kalighat Mandir, Kolkata
  • 14. Kali, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh.
  • 15. Kamakhya, Assam.  
  • 16. Kankleshwari, Birbhum, in West Bengal.
  • 17. Chamdeshwari in Mysore.
  • 18. Sravani, Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu.  
  • 19. Vimla Mandir, in Murshidabad.
  • 20. Anandamoyee Temle in West Bengal.
  • 21. Shakti Bhraamari in West Bengal.
  • 22. Shakti Dakshyani in Manasarovar.
  • 23. Gayatri, Manibandh in Pushkar, Rajasthan.
  • 24. Uma Mandir at Mithila in Nepal Bordar.
  • 25. Indraksh Mandir in Manipallavam.
  • 26. Mahashira Mandir near Pashupatinath Temple.
  • 27. Bhawani Temple in Bangladesh.
  • 28. Varahi Mandir in Uttar Pradesh.
  • 29. Chandrabhaga Mandir at Junagarh, in Gujrat.
  • 30. Lalita Mandir in Prayag.
  • 31. Savitri or Bhadrakali Mandir in Haryana.
  • 32. Shivani Mandir, Satna in Madhya Pradesh.
  • 33. Nandikeshwari Mandir in Birbhum, West Bengal.
  • 34. Rakini at Kotilingeshwar Temple on Godavari
  • 35. Mahish Mardini at Karachi in Pakistan.
  • 36. Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh.
  • 37. Sundari Temple at Bangladesh
  • 38. Mahalaxmi Temple at Bangladesh.
  • 39. Narayani Temple at Tamilnadu.
  • 40. Suganda Temple in Bangladesh.
  • 41. Tripura Sundari Temple in Udaipur, Tripura.
  • 42. Mangal Chandika Mandir in Ujjain.
  • 43. Vishalakshi Mandir, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
  • 44. Kapalini Temple in West Bengal.
  • 45. Mata Ambika Temple in Rajasthan.
  • 46. Uma in Bhuteshwar Temple, Uttar Pradesh.
  • 47. Tripurmalini Temple at Jalandhar.
  • 48. Mata Amba Temple in Gujrat.
  • 49. Jai Durga Mandir in Jharkhand.
  • 50. Mata Danteshwari Temple in Jharkhand.
  • 51. Nabi Gaya in Jaipur.

Kamakhya Mandir is one of the most popular Hindu Mandir, which is very famous for Ombubachi Mela. Tourists from all over the world comes every year on Ombubachi Mela. Most popular place for Tantric and Pilgrims from all over the world.

It is believed that Kamakhya Devi is a young bride of lord Shiva and she is in her fertility cycle. The festival on the celebration of Goddess fertility.

The Monsoon, when the festival is organized because mother earth is at her fertile best due to the rain and after the festival Goddess grace will be sent in the form of huge crop production on earth.

From Guwahati Many Buses and Auto rickshaws are available to Kamakhya Mandir. Two rocks stairs also there to reach Kamakhya Mandir by walk for pilgrims and devotees.

Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

Ques 1. Why is Kamakhya Mandir so famous ?

Ans 1. Located on the Nilachal hills of Guwahati, Assam Kamakhya Mandir is famous Hindu religious center and one of the Oldest tantric worship place. Kamakhya Temple is most powerful Shakti Peeth of 51 Shakti Peethas. It is also Famous for Ambubachi Mela which is held every year.

Ques 2. Is Kamakhya the most powerful Shakti Peeth ?

Ans 2. Yes. Kamakhya Mandir considered to be the most powerful Shakti Peeth among 51 Shakti Peethas.

Ques 3. Who is the God of Kamakhya Temple ?

Ans 3. Devi Kamkhya, an incarnation of Mata Sati Or Goddess Durga who is worshiped as Shakti in Kamakhya Temple.

Ques 4. In which month Kamakhya Temple is closed ?

Ans 4. In the month of Monsoon, ‘Ashadh’, the Hindu month the door of temple is closed on 7th to 10th of the month. It is believe that the time of Ambubachi, Devi Kamakhya turns to be her yearly menstruation period.

Ques 5. Can man enter Kamakhya Temple ?

Ans 5. Men are not allowed to the Temple during the time periods of Goddess. Only women priests and Sanyasi can enter to serve daily rituals in the Temple.

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