51 Shakthi Sthalam/ Shakthi Peedam !! Sri Kamakya Devi Mandir !!


 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
Jai Ambey Ma !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sri Kamakhya Devi Mandir is one of the 51 Shakthi Sthalam/Shakthi Peedam of Goddess Sri Parvati located on the Nilachal Hill in the western part of Guhwati, Assam. 
 

 

Presiding deity – Sri Kamakhya Devi – A natural underground spring flows through the yoni shaped cleft on the bedrock.

 

Worshipped by – Lord Kamadeva

 

 

Festivals – Navaratri, Ambubachi

 

Ambubachi festival is widely celebrated festival for three days, during these periods the natural underground spring turns its color into red with iron oxide.  The devotees are not allowed to enter in the temple premises and the temple remains closed at this period of time.

 

 

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Vishwakarama,

 

 

The legend has that there was a time the Mount Himalaya and its surroundings were under the abstract control of the demons.  They harassed the life of deities and sages, they all appealed to Lord Vishnu.   As instructed by Lord Vishnu, all the spiritual energies of the deities turned into a flame and as desired by the deities and Sages Goddess Sri Sati was rose from the flame and she was brought up by Daksha Prajapathi.  Later, she married was to Lord Shiva against the will of her father.

                          

A Grand Yagna was conducted by Dakshaprajapathi ended in disaster, his own daughter Goddess Sri Sati had to sacrifice her life in the sacrificial fire. This catastrophic incident brought trepidation amongst the deities. Inconsolable Lord Shiva carried the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati and wandered on the Earth for several years. The functions of Trinities to protect the Universe were shattered. All the deities were frightened about the terrible consequences and appealed to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu’ dice chopped off the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati into several parts to diffuse the grief of Lord Shiva and each part fell into the different parts of the Earth. The places where the body parts of Goddess Sri Sati fallen on the Earth were turned into ‘Shakthi Sthal/Shakthi Peedam’.  Sri Kamakhya Devi Mandir is the place where the Yoni (The reproductive organ) of Goddess Sri Sati fallen on the Earth.





Jai Ambey Ma !!
 
 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

5 comments:

Vibha said...

Hello, I am so overwhelmed by the beautiful pictures of Devi you posted in your blog. I want to know where is this temple .

Vibha said...

Hello, I am so overwhelmed by the beautiful pictures of Devi you posted in your blog. I want to know where is this temple .

UmaSubu said...

Dear Vibha,

I have mentioned the location of this temple. Further detailes please check on the Temple website.

Regards,
Uma.

Vibha said...

Amma, I thought while you are writing about different temples the pictures you have put are those of the same deity in different alamkaras . Correct me if I am wrong. What I want to know is where is the temple where this particular deity( shown in all pictures with different alanakaras)present.
Hope I my question is more clear now.

UmaSubu said...

Dear Vibha,

You are right. The temples and the deities posted are different. First of all, it is not at all easy to get the pictures of the purticular diety of the temple. So I am posting with whatever pics available.

Regards,
Uma.