KAMAKHYA DEVI TEMPLE,GUWAHATI,ASSAM.

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GUVAHATI,ASSAM,INDIA.THE KAMAKYA TEMPLE

DEDICATED TO GODDESS SATI THE INCARNATION

OF GODDESS DURGA.KAMAKYA TEMPLE IS ONE OF

THE 51 PEETHAS  OR HOLY SPOTS.EVERY YEAR 7TH

DAY OF ASHAD MASA[JUNE-JULY] KAMAKYA TEMPLE

OBSERVES A UNIQUE FESTIVAL CALLED ”AMBUVASI”

WHEN IT IS BELIEVED THE GODDESS MENSTRUATES.

THE FESTIVAL DRAWS A LARGE NUMBER OF PILGRIMS

 TO TEMPLE.

THE LEGEND: DESPITE HER HUSBAND LORD SHIVA’S

DISAPPROVAL SATI HAD GONE TO ATTEND  THE

UNIVERSAL YAGNA ORGANISED BY  HER FATHER DAKSHA.

SHIVA WAS NOT INVITED AND WAS ALSO ABUSED BY

DAKSHA.UNABLE TO BEAR THE INSULT ,SATI

COMMITTED SUICIDE .UPON HEARING THE NEWS,

SHIV ARRIVED ON THE SCENE,PICKED UP THE BODY

AND BEGAN A DANCE OF DESTRUCTION .VISHNU TRIED

TO PACIFY SHIVA,THE BODY WAS CUT IN TO 51 PARTS.

THE SPOT ON EACH PART WAS IDENTIFIED AS ‘PEETHA’.

BUT THE PLACE WHERE HER UTERUS FELL WAS NOT KNOWN

TILL  THE GOD OF LOVE KAMADEVA SEARCHED  IT OUT TO

RID HIMSELF OF A CERTAIN CURSE OF BRAHMA’S.KAMA

REGAINS BODY HERE.THE PLACE CAME TO BE KNOWN AS

KAMAROOPA  AND THE PRESIDING DEITY AS ” KAMAKYA”

OR ONE WORSHIPED BY KAMA.

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