|Kamakhya Temple, entrance|
On the highest point of the lovely Nilachal slopes in Guwahati, Assam, you will discover one of the most seasoned shakti peeths, the old Kamakhya temple committed to tantric goddesses. It is one of the 108 shakti peeths with the fundamental temple devoted to Maa Kamakhya devi.
The Mythical Story
As per legendary legends, Sati wedded Lord Shiva against the desires of her dad, King Daksha. Once, the ruler had sorted out an extraordinary yajna in his realm and he didn't welcome Sati and Shiva. Sati was disturbed yet went to her dad's realm to go to the yajna, much against the desire of Lord Shiva. There, she was offended by her dad. Ruler Daksha likewise offended Lord Shiva, which drove her so mad that she bounced into the yajna fire and murdered herself. Hearing this, Lord Shiva got irate and took Sati's body on his shoulders and meandered all around the universe with rage. He began the Tandav move or move of pulverization of the universe severely. Ruler Vishnu, so as to quiet Shiva down and spare the universe, cut the group of Sati into a few pieces with his Sudarshan chakra. Her body parts fell in 108 better places which came to be known as the Shakti peeths. In Kamakhya temple, the belly and the yoni or the vagina of the Goddess fell.
Birthplace of the divinity Kamakhya
The kamakhya began from the Sanskrit word 'Kama' which means Love making. Kamadeva, the God of Love, by virtue of a revile had lost his virility. He searched out the belly and the yoni of Maa Shakti and in this way he was liberated from the revile. He recovered his strength and this is the manner by which the divinity of 'Kamakhya' devi was introduced and venerated here. Some verifiable investigations have additionally called attention to that the Kamakhya temple is where Lord Shiva and devi Sati had their adoration experiences.
|Sadhu Sitting Outside Kamakhya Temple door|
Some Interesting Facts
The deficient staircase to the temple: An Asura or evil presence named Naraka went gaga for Goddess Kamakhya. He needed to wed her. Goddess Kamakhya who was not keen on Naraka set forward a condition to him that he should manufacture a staircase inside one night from the base of the Nilachal slope to the temple. In the event that the staircase was constructed, at that point she would clearly wed him. Naraka acknowledged the condition and attempted by all way to get a staircase developed inside one night. Similarly as it was going to get total, Maa Kamakhya got tense and chose to play a stunt. She choked a rooster and made it to cry with the goal that it created the impression that the night had finished. Naraka felt that he was unable to finish the staircase before morning and left it half-done. Indeed, even today, the staircase is inadequate and is known as Mekhelauja way. The majority of the travelers utilize this staircase to arrive at the temple, however there is likewise a finely cleared and pitched street to arrive at the temple via vehicles and transports.
No picture of the Shakti: This is one temple where you won't discover any figure of Maa Shakti. You will just locate the formed picture of the yoni of the goddess in an edge of the collapse the temple, and this is the fundamental object of veneration.
Characteristic spring: It is unusual that even today, a characteristic spring keeps the yoni soggy. The spring water courses through the yoni-molded separated in the bedrock.
|The kamakhya Temple, Brown concrete Building|
The draining goddess:
The Main Shrine
The principle hallowed place or the yoni is introduced in the center office of the temple. Explorers move gradually into the dim sanctum sanctorum, which is a tight back street. Subsequent to taking scarcely any flights of stairs in the rear entryway, you will locate a little estimated pool, where normal spring water streams. Travelers squat by the pool's edge and offer their petitions here. There you can see the representative yoni organ that remaining parts secured with a red fabric.
The Great Ambubachi Mela
The incomparable Ambubachi mela, otherwise called the richness celebration, happens in the Kamakhya temple in the period of June for five days. During this time, the temple stays shut for three days and it is accepted that the Goddess bleeds. Indeed, the lovers from different pieces of the nation begin remaining in the temple premises from the main day itself, singing melodies of brilliance in commendation of the Goddess. They hang tight for three days and evenings and when the entryways of the temple open on the fourth day, a great many aficionados come inside to offer their petitions. Blessed water is then dispersed among the fans of Kamakhya devi.
|Ambubachi Mela, kamakhya Temple|
No Scientific Proof
Till today, there is no logical proof why the water really turns red. In any case, feminine cycle is the image of a lady's capacity to conceive an offspring. In this way, whatever the reason, the Kamakhya temple commends this 'shakti' or force inside each lady.