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“Divinity on sale”
Review of Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple
Ranked #1 of 51 things to do in Guwahati
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Gangtok, India
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49 reviews
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“Divinity on sale”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Well...can't say it was really a shocker because every temple in India seems to have the same theory of righteousness as a heritage of those who can afford to pay in terms of cash and kind...went looking for some peace of mind but came back with pieces of mindset for others who would visit soon...if you can escape from the money hungry mongers dressed as priests and can withstand long hours of back breaking queue then you may get a chance to get into the divine underground cave where God retires unaware of heart breaking scenes you see outside the temple...may be an extremely overwhelming experience for some...for skeptics like me...it may just be another proof...

Visited September 2011
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Totally a business affair”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Seems like the divinity and spirituality has given away to mere business. If u pay for the highest ticket of Rs 501 per person, you will get darshan within a hour. We, family of 6, bought Rs 101 tickets and couldn't finish the darshan even after standing in the queue for more than 3 hours due to lack of time

Visited August 2012
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Guwahati, India
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“Excellent...”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Situated atop the Nilachal Hills in the western part of Guwahati, this is one of the most renowned Shakti Peeth temples in India. This temple attracts thousands of tantra devotees in an annual festival known as the Ambubachi Mela, celebrated during the monsoon season - somewhere in the mid of June. It is believed that the presiding goddess of the temple, goes through her annual cycle of menstruation during this time stretch. One should not miss the view of the Guwahati city from the hill top specially in the evenings.

Visited August 2012
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Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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“Excellent”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

My relative is a top ranking Assam govt officer and she made our visit a real pleasant one by talking to the Temple management.

Visited May 2012
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Indore, India
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“Excellent Pilgrim Centre”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is really one of the greatest Hindu Pilgrim Place in the form of Godess Durga.
The temple is situated on the hills giving an excellent view of Guwahati city particularly IIT.....
Only improvement I would like to see is the Darshan method inside the temple. Since the garbhgrah is a small place and it has a single entry exit gate...usually it takes a long long time for the darshan to be completed even in the off peak season.

Visited July 2012
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