Omkarananda Kamakshi Devi Mandir


The Yajnashala of Omkarananda Kamakshi-Devi Mandir has been constructed in the shape of an octagone with eight beautifully designed pillars at corners.


Yajna (also Yaga or Yagya) is a type of sacrifice performed to worship God. It involves pouring oblations into the divine Agni (the sacrificial fire). Everything that is offered in the divine Agni reaches the Gods. A yajna is typically performed by a pundit, with a number of additional pundits playing a supporting role, chanting Sanskrit verses. Often there will be a fire in the centre of the stage and items are offered into the fire. The range and expense of the items thrown on the fire can be surprising - including many whole coconuts, large quantities of ghee, sandalwood shavings and even quantities of clothing. A yajna can go on for several hours.

View from North

View from South-West

Yajnashala (from North)

Hawana Kunda

Pillar Design