Menstruating Goddess

Well, I have been talking about menstruation blues and taboos in Indian culture and how those rituals are still very much in practice in many families.

Talking of menstruation, did you know Gods (oops Goddesses) also have it ? Damn ! I never knew that !

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Kamakhya Temple: Courtesy Shibu

It seems there is a temple near Gauhati, Assam named Kamakhya temple whose Goddess Kamakhya (mother Earth) also goes through the turmoils of menstruation and the temple remains closed for three days in a year. The Kamakhya Temple in Assam is one of the most venerated Shakti shrines in India.… Read the rest