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Review of Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple
Ranked #2 of 61 things to do in Guwahati
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The aura is unmistakable. But expect crowds and long waiting periods. The sanctum sanctorum is pitch dark, lit only by oil lamps. There are old stone steps and you need to feel your way.
But the energy is powerful. I have been here years ago and many times over and it used to be a quiet visit with no queues. Much has changed. Was happy to note the surroundings were clean and quiet. No hustling by Pandits.

Thank Sathya S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My in-laws being residents of Guwahati I visit the city almost once every year. Have to visit the temple as many times. The ancient architecture is captivating but the cream of the animals being sacrifices wouldn't give me the peace of mind to appreciate all that. The environment is nearly the same as I witnessed at Kalighat temple in my home town.

Thank Sanjukta M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Kamakhya Temple situated on the Nilachal hill is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Mother Godess Kamakhya and one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. On reaching the base of the temple hill entrance gate boarded another shared taxi for the drive to the peak of the hill. The street leading to the main temple complex was lined with flower and temple offering's stalls.It is a important temple of pilgrimage for Hindu's especially Tantric worshippers

1  Thank MumbaiRiders
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Temple is one of its kind in India..We were lucky to not face long queue and got to reach the innermost sanctum within half an hour.. Naughty Ram bhakta Hanumanji is everywhere and one needs to be careful with offerings bought for Maa as it can get snatched..The experience of reaching the sanctum is mixed. Human greed of pujari actually saddens you when they literally force you to pay in cash at various points.. Had it not been for this bazaar, experience would have been divine...

1  Thank PuneGirija
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Jai Maa Kamakhya...the place lightens up during navratra..one of the oldest holy shrine in Assam cattered by all group of people may make bless all

Thank Rishi R
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