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Durga Puja Festival at Kamakhya Temple in Assam

Kamakhya Temple in Assam is one of the most popular Shakti Temples in India. The Durga Puja festival at Kamakhya Temple in Assam is unique as it is observed for 15 days. From Krishna Paksha Navami to Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami.
Zee News reports
"The Puja extends over a fortnight or 'paksa' and is locally called the 'Pakhuvapuja', he said. 
"The most remarkable aspect of the Puja is that there is no image of Goddess Durga but the rituals are performed in the main 'pitha' or the sanctum sanctorum which is a conical shaped natural fissure about nine inches in length and 15 inches in width," noted scholar of the Board Pradip Sarma said.
Special pujas are held each day during the fortnight with the doors of the temple closed to devotees during rituals performed by a team of priests selected for the occasion.
The priests are usually selected on a rotational basis each year and they all stay together, away from their homes in the Nilachal Hills, in the temple during the fortnight.
Among them is the main priest who performs the puja at the sanctum sanctorum, while the other priests chant the holy scriptures or perform the role of the 'tantradharaka'.
Those who perform the yagnas are called 'hoota' and those who meditate 'brahma', Sarma said.
The priests begin the rituals since early morning, fast during the day and cook for themselves only one meal a day within the temple premises, Prosenjit Sarmah, a priest or 'panda' of the temple said. 
The rituals in the temple during the fortnight are observed daily in three phases - the 'pratah puja' or the morning rituals, 'madhyahna puja' or mid-day puja and 'sahinna puja' or the evening puja.