The Kamrup Kamakhya Temple, or the Kamakhya Temple, is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Guwahati, Assam, and the subcontinent. The temple is on Nilachal hills. It is one of the oldest and most revered places where Tantric practices are done. It is named after the mother goddess Kamakhya.
According to Sanatan Dharm, the Kamakhya Temple was created when Hindu Goddess Parvati ordered Lord Shiva to build a shrine for her so that she could meditate in peace until she found a suitable husband for herself. The place was found where the Ambubachi Mela is held every year to honour the Goddess’s periods.
The Kamakhya Temple’s structure dates back to the 8th or 9th century, but it has been rebuilt many times since then. Its final hybrid style is called Nilachal. It is also one of the 51 pithas in the Shakta Hindu tradition. Few people knew about the Kamakhya Temple before the British colonial rule. During colonial rule in the 19th century, it became a significant pilgrimage destination for Bengali Shakta Hindus.
At first, the Kamakhya Temple was where locals worshipped the Goddess Kamakhya. Even today, the main worship is of the aniconic yoni set in natural stone. A Shakti Peetha is an ancient temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sati and Parvati. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas (also called Asta-peethams or Ashta-pithas) and is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for tantric worshipers
The Northeastern fringes of the country have always been fully enveloped in an aura of mysticism and the unexplored. Today, tourists and photographers are backpacking and taking the trains to Guwahati just to make a trip to the scenic places like Dawki. Such is the enigma surrounding these places that on reaching Dawki, you would simply feel like letting the greenery envelope you in its warm embrace. Richly imbibed with authentic Khasi culture is the serene little hilly town of Dawki in Meghalaya.
Dawki is a small hamlet located in the Southern part of Meghalaya in the border of India and Bangladesh. It is located at a distance of 95km (3 hrs drive) from Shillong city. Based on the bank of Dawki river it is a popular destination for adventure sports lovers. The place growing its popularity for the crystal clear water of Dawki river which is also known as Umngot river.