The presence of the Kamakhya Temple is intriguing, according to the traditional traditions provided by the legends. King Daksha (Sati’s father) is said to have been extremely upset because of the marriage of mother Sati and Lord Shiva. He organised a yajna to offend Lord Shiva. He invited all the gods except Lord Shiva on purpose.

Mother Sati, on the other hand, resisted Lord Shiva and proceeded to the yajna. However, her father humiliated her even more. Sati was furious when her father insulted her husband, Lord Shiva. As a result, she jumped into the yajna’s flames. The different portions of mother Sati fell into many regions, which are today known as Shakti Peeths. Sati’s Yoni (genital organ) is said to have fallen into the region where the Kamakhya Temple presently stands.

The Mystery

Goddess Kamakhya, like other goddesses in Assam, is worshipped by a diverse range of cultures, both Aryan and non-Aryan. The names of the goddesses worshipped in Assam had an impact on both Aryan and non-Aryan deities. The goddess of Kamakhya Temple is sometimes referred to as the bleeding goddess. It is claimed that the legendary womb of mother Shakti is put in the ‘Garvagriha’ of the holy temple. People say the goddess bleeds like any other woman during her period in June. The riddle of why the Brahmaputra river at Kamakhya turns red during Ambubachi remains unanswered. However, there is no conclusive evidence that the river water has turned crimson. According to others, the priests add vermilion and other crimson pigments into the water.


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