• Shakti

Kachaikhanti Temple

Like all other deities, Kachaikhanti too has a legend. It is said that she was floating in the river Dibrong in the form of a stone, when king Bhismaka of Kundil happened to see her. He ordered his subjects to lift the idol from the river - But no one could move it. At last it was left to four Chutias (a community in Assam) to accomplish the task. They placed her in the Tamreswari temple with royal honour. All religious activities here were performed under those four Chutias. According to other narratives, Kachaikhanti was formerly known as Kamakhya. According to scholars, the Goddess worshipped here is the "yoni'. Sacrifices were also made to propitiate the divinity. It is believed that Kachaikhanti consumes raw blood and flesh as her name suggests. Earlier, animal and human beings were sacrificed for the well-being of the nation. But human sacrifice was stopped by the Ahom king Gaurinath Singha. The people, (especially the Deoris) believe that this was reason behind the decline of the Ahom kingdom.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Marriage
  • Get married to a person of a girl's choice
  • Health and longevity of husband
Shlokas

Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe

Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.

Moola Mantra Om Dhum Durgayai Namaha

Meaning -

Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe

Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.

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