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Kamakhya Temple – One of the oldest temples of India

Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya temple is one of the oldest temples of India. It is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kamakhya. This temple has a vast history and it is something to be visited if you enjoy architecture and temples. According to its history, the temple was destroyed in the 16th century and then it was rebuilt in 17th century by king Nara Narayan of Cooch Bihar. To those who are interested in architecture, the current temple has a unique beehive like shikara which is filled with sculptures of Ganesha and other Hindu gods and goddesses.

There are three major chambers in the temple to be seen. The western chamber which is not generally used by the general population for worship is a large, rectangular chamber. The middle chamber is a small one. In this chamber, a small idol of a goddess was later added. This small chamber leads to the sanctum of the cave which does not have any image. The sanctum has natural underground spring which flows through a cleft which is yoni shaped in the bedrock. The entrance of the temple is generally from the northern door. Through this door, one can find a small movable idol of the goddess.

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