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“like the ideology”
Review of Kamakhya Temple

Kamakhya Temple
Ranked #1 of 51 things to do in Guwahati
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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
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“like the ideology”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

VIP pass, Special pass , Defense pass and general all becomes one after you enter the real temple. Like that idea.

Visited October 2012
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Guwahati, India
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“heart of ghy”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

i like very much d spirituality in nature and its power of shanti in soul. visitor u will love to see the view point from where all guwahati can be seen...

Visited October 2011
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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“Kamakhya temple”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Spiritual place. You get to see a multitude of people. Devotees/pilgrims throng from all over the country to this ancient temple. A must visit if you happen to visit North East.

Visited October 2011
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Silchar, India
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“Must Visit for All Hindus”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Be aware of the Pujaris that try to fool you.. See and judge.. If possible try to get the VIP entry ticket that costs something around Rs.500. This way you will save a lot of time....

Visited November 2011
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Super crowded, pesky priests, not worth the hype”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed over an extra day in Guwahati to just see the Kamakhya temple. We couldn't have been more disappointed. The temple is grossly mismanaged. huge serpentine lines, with no clear signs. we wasted 45mins standing in the wrong line, only to be told that one needed special tickets for that line, which were available only with touts. All lines go through a really really tight cramped passage, all grilled and locked, any public stampede, etc can be a disaster here, with no exit.
the next pain, is the pesky priests. None of them are there to pray, all they do is sit at every single corner of the temple precincts asking, no let me rephrase that as "demanding"money from devotees. The precincts are anything but a temple. It feels like one is harassed and looted all the time by these priests.
Lastly, a note about the architecture. The original temple has some of the most beautiful stone architecture possible, however most of it is now masked behind the ugly new brick-cement structure built right into the old structure. Spoiling the old architecture and worse i fear even damaging it.
if like us, you plan to visit Guwahati only for this temple, I suggest avoid it. This is the exact opposite of what a religious place should be.

Visited December 2011
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