The Nilachala Hills are widely recognized as the birthplace of Shakta Tantrism, as well as the most powerful seat of the goddess in India. Critical to that identity is the unique tantric tradition called the Kulachara Tantra Marga of Kamakhya, which has developed over many centuries under the primary care of the Sebaits of the Kamakhya temple complex.
Religious Tradition and Worship at the Kamakhya Temples’ Complex
The Kamakhya Temples’ Complex of Assam located on the Nilachala Hills is one of the world’s most important sites of goddess worship. As the yoni (vulva or womb) of the great Mother Goddess, Kamakhya is literally and figuratively the birthplace
Some Major Festivals, Pujas, and Rituals
The ritualistic, socio-religious and socio-cultural structure of the Kamakhya temple complex (or Kamakhya group of temples) represents a system unlike anywhere else in India or the world. In addition to the daily rituals, the Kamakhya temple complex celebrates a number of festivals, pujas, and rituals which have a unique and distinctive character.
Sacred Landscape: The Places of Worship on the Nilachala Hills
A comprehensive listing of the temples, ponds, and sacred sites of the Nilacala Hills and the Kamakhya temple complex.
History and Heritage of the Kamakhya Temples’ Complex
A unique history and religious tradition can be found at the Kamakhya temple complex, the legendary original seat of Shakti worship and of the Kulacara Tantra Marga.
Sebaits of the Kamakhya Temples’ Complex
Perhaps the most important aspect of the collective history and culture of the Kamakhya temple complex is the tradition of the Sebaits (servants of the Mother Goddess), who are closely involved with worship, ritual, festivals, tradition, and culture.
Complete List of Festivals
We have compiled a complete general list of festivals, pujas, and holy days celebrated at the Kamakhya temple complex, organized by month.