‘Darpan’ is one of the rituals in Deity’s worship in the temples wherein a mirror is shown to the Deity or sun rays are reflected from the mirror to the Deity. For this purpose, Kerala has a tradition of using characteristic mirrors made of metal.
The temple of Shri Kamakhya devi is situated 10 kilometres from Guwahati on the Nilachal mountain. The place where her yoni (genitals) fell is called ‘Kamakhya’. Kamakhya is renowned as the supreme seat of Tantra on the entire earth and is an important peeth amongst the 51 shaktipeethas.
Once Maharshi Pippalad asked Sage Narad, “Because of which deeds did I have to face such hardships? Even at such a tender age, why do I have to face such adversities due to the planets? Where are my parents?”
There are multiple carvings on the walls of compound of the temple. The left and right sides of the main entrance bear carvings of scenes of war. It contains the scenes of war between Khmer (Cambodian) and Champa (Vietnamese) soldiers.