Kamakhya Temple: The sacred abode of ShaktiThis ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya, one

The origin of the Kamakhya Temple is shrouded in myth and mystery. Believed to have been built by the kings of Kamarupa in the 8th century, it was later destroyed in the medieval period and renovated by the Koch king Naranarayana in the 16th century. The historical significance of the temple is closely linked to the legend of Sati, the first wife of Lord Shiva. According to legend, after Sati burnt herself, her body parts were scattered across the Indian subcontinent. The Kamakhya temple is said to mark the spot where her yoni (womb) fell, symbolizing the creation of birth.