The Hill of Goddesses

Kamakhya temple, which is situated on Nilachal Hill in Assam, is one such temple whose unbelievable secrets attract people from all over the world. Dedicated to mother goddess Kamakhya, it is one of the oldest Shakti Peeths.

It is believed that this is the place where Goddess Sati’s yoni (female genitalia) fell when Lord Shiva carried her corpse out of grief and Lord Vishnu cut her in 51 parts using his Sudarshana Chakra.

Usually people only focus on the magical powers of Kamakhya temple. But not many know that the surroundings of Nilachal Hill is filled with individual temples dedicated to ten Mahavidyas (Ten divine forms) of Devi: Kali, Tara, Sodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamalatmika.

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