There are 10 small temples around the main temple which are dedicated to different Goddesses. Kamakhya is a Sanskrit word which signifies Kama or Love making. There are also stories and legends that Kamakhya Devi is the place where Lord Shiva and Sati had love encounters. There are many interesting things about this temple. One among them is the incomplete staircase which is said to be built by Naraka.
The main shrine which is the yoni is situated inside the middle of the main chamber of the shrine. A small staircase leads us to the dark room alongside the natural springs where one could see the devotees offering prayers to the goddess. A symbolic yoni is covered with a red cloth inside the main shrine which is worshipped by all the pilgrims.