Some Pictures of Kamakhya
|Kamakhaya Temple||Top view of Kamakhya||Birds at Kamakhaya Temple|
Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam
Goddess Sati sacrificed her life for her husband Lord Shiva. It was believed that Sati’s father was the king Dakshya who organized an occasion i.e. Dakshya-yagya in which each and every person was invited to the occasion except Lord Shiva. The reason behind this is that he was not totally satisfied with the relationship between Sati and Lord Shiva. The king didn’t like the way he lived. He used to live on the top of the Himalayas with the devils. He wears tiger’s skin and used to roll snake on his neck and has long hairs which he tied on his head. He used to take ‘bhang’ (opium) and so he was neglected by his father-in-law. This hurted Sati and she felt insulted for her husband which she couldn’t tolerate anymore. So, she sat on the hawan (yojna of fire) and burned herself. This was informed by Naradmoni to Lord Shiva, and when he came to know this he got very angry and immediately he went on the occasion and destroyed everything. Being angry, Lord Shiva cut the head of his father in law. But, Sati’s mother felt guilty and requested Lord Shiva to make him alive. So, lord Shiva replaced his head by that of a goat’s head. As he lost his senses, he took the burned body of Sati on his shoulder and started the Tandav (the dance of destruction) and went on roaming the whole universe, while the other Lords tried to calm him down because it would destroy the whole universe. So, lord Vishnu couldn’t find any other way except departing the body into pieces by his Sudarshana Chakra. The body got divided into 52 pieces and fell in different parts all over the universe which are considered as the Shakti of peeth. Among this 52 pieces, one of the piece fell on this place which is now known as ‘Neelachala Parvat’, Guwahati in which the famous Kamakhya Temple was built. The piece that fell on this place was the lower abdominal portion i.e. Yoni (the reproductive part).
Along with this one more belief is that in the month of Ashaad (June - July), the Pat (door) of the