Kamakhya Mahatmya, Significance of Goddess Kamakhya Devi

With more than one crore gods and goddesses, Hinduism is one of the most ancient religions practiced not only in the Hindu dominated country India but across the continents too. Several civilizations have been a witness to the existence of these deities who have been worshipped in various forms over centuries.

The goddess has twelve arms and six heads of different colours and is omnipresent. She is dressed in a red sari and shimmering jewellery with red flowers. The goddess is made to sit on a lotus and Brahma and Vishnu are seated on a lotus on the sides.

The tantric worship of goddess Kamakhya is confidential in nature. Worshipping Kamakhya gives “Moksha” or spiritual liberation. One cannot see the deity but can only feel and touch.  Devotees perform puja by offering items of worship directly to the goddess and in turn are given “Prasad”. The custom of animal sacrifice is also prevalent here.

One such goddess worshipped profound is goddess Kamakhya. She emerged out of the Himalayan hills. Her name stands for “renowned goddess of wishes i.e desires’’.

As per traditions, there are fifty one pieces of shakti  i.e Satis’s body strewn in  Asia. They are called shakti peethas and are known to be the existence site of many powerful goddess. Kamarupa is the area in which yoni (womb or source) is considered to have fallen on earth and thus the Kamakhya temple cropped up at the spot. Kamakhya is a ‘deceit deity’ who adopts varied forms depending on her mood and is also known as “Kameshwari”.

The Khamakhya temple is considered as one of the most prominent and esteemed pilgrimage site in the world attracting hordes of visitors every year especially for ‘Ambubachi Mela’ conducted in summers celebrating the  earth’s menstruation .Thus feel and worship goddess Kamakhya and immerse yourself in the sea of dedication, reverence, devotion and meditation.

Kamakhya Devi is an important Hindu goddess of desire and is also known as Kali and Maha Tripura Sundari. The Kamakhya temple is dedicated to her and is situated in Assam. Kamakhya Temple was one of the ancient holy temples and opened for worshipin the year 1565 AD. The temple is one among the Shakti Peethas and considered as the famous Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world.

According to Hindu religious history, there are 51 pieces of Mata Sati’s body falleninindia. One of the pieces is said to have fallen in Assam, and in that place the Kamakhya temple was said to have been constructed.

Kamakhya is also known as Mahamaya, who takes on many forms. Devotees also call her as Kameshwari and Durga. She is the incarnation of Mata Parvati.The Demon King Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna through the great powers of Goddess Kamakhya.

Kamakhya’s appearance is in the form of a young and charming goddess, wearing various ornaments and she contains a shining face and contains great powers. She blesses her sincere devotees and gives all kinds of prosperity in their life. Her vehicle is a powerful lion.

IMPORTANCE

Kamakhya Devi is a Shakti element and contains the features of Adiparasakthi. She is worshipped mainly for getting good thoughts, good knowledge, wisdom, courage and good health. By praying to her, our bad, evil and suicidal thoughts will be removed from our mind, and we will get a good feeling in our mind and body, and our desires will be fulfilled by her. She also removes the fear from our mind, and gives braveness and pleasantness.

Let us try to visit her holy temple in Assam and get fulfilled our wishes.
“OM SREE KAMAKHYA DEVIYE NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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