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Kamakhya Temple History: Explore Uttarakhand’s Unique and Renowned Shakti Peeth

Kamakhya Temple history and its importance plays an important role in our life, It is one of the most significant revered Shakti Peethas, the main Kamakhya temple which is located in Guwahati, Assam also known as Kamrup Kamakhya Temple is one of the most visited and oldest Hindu temple.

In this blog we will talk about one and only Maa Kamakhya temple and brief you on the Kamakhya temple history Which is located in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

Maa Kamakhya Temple

Maa Kamakhya temple is one of the the most religious and visited temple of Pithoragarh, people from all around the world come to take blessing and Ashirward of Maa Kamakhya.

Uttarakhand is also known as ‘Devbhoomi’ means Lands of God which is famous for its scenic beauty and temples.  

In pithoragarh the beautiful peaks surround Maa Kamakhya Devi temple and the temple is located in Kasauli hill just above Sainik Cantonment, Jhulakhat Road which is about 06 km from the Pithoragarh district.

Once you reach the temple which is at height from where you can clearly see and explore the best view of the entire Pithoragarh.

Maa Kamakhya Temple History

The temple of “Kamakhya Devi” was founded in 1972 by the efforts of Shri Madan Mohan Sharma and his family. Also, In 1972, he brought a six-headed Maa Kamakhya idol from Jaipur and set it here.

In fact the main temple of Kamakhya Devi is in Assam, Guwahati but, an intriguing fact about the Kamakhya Devi temple is that it is the only temple of Maa Kamakhya in the entire Uttarakhand.

Furthermore, the temple also has idols of Shiva, Batukdev, Bhairav, Hanuman, and Laxminarayan. Even today, the structure is looked after by the Sharma family.

Also, with the efforts of the local people, the temple has transformed into a stunning place. There is a strong belief in people that wishes come true when you visit this temple.


Temple sees a massive presence of devotees during festivals like Makar Sakranti and Shivratri. During the ten days of Navratri, a lasting deep lights up the venue with Bhajan-Kirtan making the atmosphere divine.

Architecture of Maa Kamakhya Temple

The main Chhatri (dome) shines courtesy of Col SS Shekhawat. Architect D L Sah gave life to the temple design from the temple, lovely mountains with steps lie green fields are visible and a grand view of the Naini Saini airstrip of Pithoragarh airport is also visible.

The viewpoint located in the rear part of the temple complex gives unique views of sunrise and sunset, The temple complex is massive upon reaching the site, one can feel a sense of calmness throughout the body.

Kamakhya Temple Important Information

So, if you plan to visit Pithoragarh must visit the temple of Maa Kamakhya and there are some other gripping sightseeing places too like Mostamanu Temple which is in Chandak village is a must-go which is about 06 km away from the city.

If you are curious to learn more about Uttarakhand, visit the official website of Uttarakhand.

We have provided the link below if you want to see Maa Kamakhya temple the video will help you to plan your trip much better way and in brief it will help you to understand the Kamakhya temple history better.

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Jai Maa Kamakhya 🙂

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the original temple of Maa Kamakhya located?

The Maa Kamakhya temple is located in Guwahati, Assam https://www.maakamakhya.org/.

Do we have other temple of Maa Kamakhya in Uttarakhand?

In Uttarakhand there is only one Maa Kamakhya temple which is located in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

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