The Sacred Feminine

Posted: March 26th, 2021

A FEW YEARS AGO, an invitation to IIT Guwahati allowed me to fulfil two long held ambitions. One was to go to Kaziranga (which was even more magical than I had hoped), and the other was to visit the Kamakhya temple. The underground part of this Shaktipeeth has an uncanny atmosphere, what could be called an energy, something I’ve experienced rarely, most strongly at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Although I had earlier read about the legends associated with the temple and the Mother Goddess Kamakhya, I realised that my elementary knowledge of tantra and its history was hampering a fuller appreciation of both.

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