Kamakhya Temple Corridor:
The government in Assam is planning to construct a corridor at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati on the lines of the Kashi-Vishwanath Temple Corridor in Varanasi.
- The project will transform the grandeur of this major ‘shakti peeth’ significantly while also improving the accessibility for differently abled and aged devotees and tourists manifold.
- Kamakhya Temple is Located on Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, Assam
- It is Considered one of the oldest and sacred places of worship.
- Millions of pilgrims and tourists visit the temple every year, especially during the Ambubachi Mela held in June every year.
- Ambubachi Mela, is a four-day fair to mark the annual menstruation of the goddess
- One of 51 shaktipeeths or seat of Shakti followers, each representing a body part of Sati, Lord Shiva’s companion. The temple’s sanctum sanctorum houses the yoni — female genital — symbolised by a rock.
- The attainment of womanhood of girls in Assam is celebrated with a ritual called ‘Tuloni Biya’, meaning small wedding.
- A centrepiece of Tantrik Shaktism cult in India
- The main temple is surrounded by individual temples dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas: Kali, Tara, Sodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamalatmika.