Kamakhya Revisited

More than a decade after the VKIC completed a documentation project on Kamakhya and its adjoining temples, a new effort is underway to photograph the archaeological objects spread across the temple complex.

Digital photography will now provide better image quality that can be easily stored, accessed and transferred. No less important, the comparison of the new images with earlier ones will reveal how some of the temples and historical objects have undergone changes. One change that was immediately noticed is the way the Mekhelaujowa, the stone pathway connecting the temple with the plains below has witnessed degradation due to various reasons.

When completed it will emerge as the most comprehensive photo bank of Kamakhya and the archaeological objects of the Nilachal hill on which the temple complex is located