Articles — Kamakhaya
Jan 05 2017 Tags: Kamakhaya, Kamakhya, Pilgrimage, Religious Fairs, Temples
Ambubachi Mela, also known as Ambubasi festival, is held annually during monsoon in the Kamakhya Devi Temple at Guwahati, Assam. In 2016, the beginning date of Ambubasi Mela is June 22 and the festival ends on June 25. The Ambubasi festival is related to the Tantric cult and is also known as Kamakhya Devi Puja. It is believed that Goddess Kamakhya goes through her menstrual cycle during these days and therefore the temple remains closed for three days. The Ambubasi mela is one of the numerous religious fairs and festivals celebrated with religious fervor in India. Various legends and beliefs...
Jun 05 2016 Tags: Kamakhaya, Kamakhya, mantra, mythology, stories
Kamakhya is an important Tantric goddess that evolved in the Himalayan hills. She is closely identified with Kali and Maha Tripura Sundari. According to the Tantric texts (Kalikapurana Stotra, Yoginitantram) that are the basis for her worship at the Kamakhya temple, a 16th century temple in the Kamrup district of Assam. The temple remains one of the most important Shakta temples and Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. Kamakhya is a powerful and unique Divine Mother. Kamakhya, the Great Mother, Goddess whose origins go back to the ancient matrifocal tribes of Northeast India.She is associated strongly with the Dasha Mahavidyas,...