Festivals at Kamakhya
There are different types of pujas celebrate at Kamakhya are - Ambubachi Puja, Durga Puja, Pohan Biya, Durgadeul, Vasanti Puja, Madandeul, Manasa Puja.
Ambubachi Puja: This is a fertility festival. It is believed that the Goddess goes under menstrual period and the temple remains closed for 3 days and then opened with great festivity on fourth day.
Durga Puja is celebrated annually during Navaratri (Durga Puja in West Bengal) in the month of September- October. It is a three day festival attracting several visitors.
Unlike other puja pandals, Durga Puja at Kamakhya temple is celebrated without an idol of goddess Durga. "Since Durga is believed to be an incarnation of goddess Kamakhya, we don't install a separate Durga idol here. An image of Durga is drawn on a layer of clay and is immersed in the Brahmaputra on dashami,
People of Kamakhya believe that Durga Puja at Kamakhya is the oldest in Assam has was celebrated from time immemorial when worshipping of the goddess began.
Pohan Biya is a symbolic marriage between lord kameshwar and goddess kameshwari during month of puh (Januwar). Last Pohan biya was held on 7th January, 2015 at Kamakhya Temple Premises.
Durgadeul: During the month of Phalguna, Durgadeul is observed in Kamakhya.
Vasanti Puja: This puja is held at Kamakhya temple in the month of Chaitra.
Madandeul: This deul is observed during the month of Chaitra when Lord Kamadeva and Kamesvara is offered special puja.
Manasa Puja: Manasa Puja is observed with Sankranti or Sravana and continues up to the second day of Bhadra.