Kamakhya Devi Temple

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Kamakhya Devi Temple


The temple is open from 03.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m. and from 04.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Aarties are held at 05.30 a.m. and 07.30 a.m. There is a heavy rush on Tuesdays, Fridays and during Navratri days (both in March-April and September-October).

Lord Shiva was in Mandarachal and Kashi was ruled by a very pious and religious King named Divodas. In his Kingdom every one was very happy and there was all round prosperity. He had reached an understanding with Lord Brahma that as long as he was ruling, Devas and other celestial beings should stay away from Kashi and should not create any disturbance in Kashi. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 45).

Lord Brahma more or less agreed to it but on one condition that King Divodas should prove to be an excellent administrator and all people living in Kashi and visiting Kashi should be treated well in their religious pursuits.

The King agreed and accordingly gave excellent governance.
Lord Shiva was very upset at being away from Kashi for a long time and he wanted to make King Divodas commit some mistake. Accordingly, he sent sixty four Yoginis to create some disturbance, but they were
enthralled by the beauty and serene surroundings of Kashi which appeared to be a part of heaven. They ultimately settled down in Kashi and established themselves at various places all round the Kshetra.

How to reach ?

Kamakhya Devi temple is located at B.21/123, Kamachha. This is a famous temple and another temple “Batuk Bhairav temple” nearby is a famous landmark. - 221001
Uttar Pradesh

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