Kamakhya Mandir

Hindu Temple in Guwahati

According to Hindu legend, when an enraged Shiva divided his deceased wife Sati’s body into 108 pieces and scattered them across the land, her yoni (vagina) fell on Kamakhya Hill. This makes Kamakhya Mandir one of the most hallowed shrines for practitioners of shakti (tantric worship of female spiritual power). It is here that the Ambubachi Mela festival takes place. Kamakhya is 7km west of central Guwahati and 3km up a spiralling side road.