This a Travel Blog from the Assam Meghalaya trip that I undertook from 27 Oct 16 to 05 Nov 16. The trip was organised (yet again with Tibet Tours and Travel, third time in six years. You can look up for TTT on internet) through travel agent but based on itinerary planned and prepared by me (again that is my travel style).
The posts would be in parts, day by day. With this small input, I will start with day I of the blog, 27 th Oct 16.
Day One (27th Oct)
We had heard the stories of the temple being very dirty and numerous sacrifices of goats, etc being done regularly. There may be sacrifices here but we did not see a trace of it but we did see many goats left in the temple. We were told that these are the goats offered to devi but the devotee offering the goat does not want to sacrifice the animal, hence many such goats in temple. Also to the contrary of we had heard, the temple exteriors were spick n span clean (the outer sanctorum is also clean. There are good sculptors of shiva, sati, ganesh, ect on the outer walls of the temple. The temple exteriors are pleasing.
|Heading for the Temple|
|Entry to complex|
|Kamakhya in Mahishasur avatar|
|A panel in the campus|
|Temple Front view (nearly front)|
|My mom and wife in the campus|
|Yours truly with Temple Exterior (rear)|
The inner sanctorum being dark and small there was no way for us to find out about its cleanness. The inner sanctorum is where the Yoni of sati is supposed to have fallen and there is a similar shape on the wall from where water of a stream oozes out. This is the place of Kamalhya, no deity (though there is one placed nearby which seems later addition) actually exists as the yoni on wall and the oozing water..
Day Two blog would follow soon.