Kamakhya temple is one of the most famous temples, also known as Kamrup, situated in Guwahati, Assam; this famous pilgrimage is known for the bleeding Goddess.
According to the mythological stories affiliated with Kamakhya Devi temple history, once Sati’s father invited him to a grand yagna program. Sati wanted to go to that yagna program, but her husband, Lord Shiva, denied her to go there. But when sati visited there, her father insulted her husband, because of which Sati became so angry and jumped into the holy fire of the Yagna and killed herself.
Shiva was very insane, he carried the dead body of Sati on his shoulders and ran here, and there is a madness of losing his love. He did tandava dance, which is known as the dance of destruction. When Lord Vishnu saw, he cut down the body of Sati with his chakra into 108 parts, and those body parts got scattered in different areas of the earth. The Kamakhya temple is supposed to be the place where Sati’s womb and vagina part fell. And that’s why; the temple set up there is taken as a symbol of fertility and strength of the woman.
According to another Kamakhya temple legend, Sati and Lord Shiva had romantic encounters where the Kamakhya temple is situated. People also say that once Kamadeva, the Lord of Lust and romance, was cursed by Lord Shiva, he will not enjoy his romantic powers anymore.
When Kamdev sought out Sati’s Vaginal part at the Kamakhya temple location, his powers came back, and he was free from the curse. That’s why the Goddess is named Kamakhya. These stories are the basis of the history of this beautiful temple.