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Preliminary   > Art and Culture   >   Architecture   >   Temple architecture

Why in news?

  • Assam Government is planning to construct a corridor at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati on the lines of the Kashi-Vishwanath Temple Corridor in Varanasi

About Kamakhya Temple:

  • The Kamakhya temple is located in Assam.
  • Also known as Siddha Kubjika, its deity is a Hindu tantric goddess of desire who evolved in the Himalayan hills. She is also identified as Kali and Maha Tripura.
  • Ambubachi Mela is a four-day fair which is organized to mark the menstrual cycle of the goddess of Kamakhya.
  • The festival is also known as ‘Mahakumbh of the East’ as it draws lakhs of devotees from all over the world
  • It is one of the temples preserved and protected under PRASAD scheme of government of India.


Kamakhya temple is located in the state of:

(a) Bihar

(b) Assam

(c) Punjab

(d) Mizoram