It is said that when Sati's corpse was cut into pieces, one of her fingers fell at this spot.
Many goats are sacrificed here before the Goddess Kali, and innumerable tantriks take their vows of self-discipline in this Kali temple.
Bishnupur in Bankura district of West Bengal is another place from where they draw their tantrik powers.
Here are the top ten tantrik shrines, some of which are prominent "Shakti Peethas" or places of worship consecrated to the Goddess Shakti, the female half of Lord Shiva.
Kamakhya is at the center of the widely practiced, powerful tantrik cult in India.
It is situated in the north eastern state of Assam, atop the Nilachal Hill.
It is one of the 108 Shakti Peethas of Goddess Durga.
Legend has it that Kamakhya came into existence when Lord Shiva was carrying the corpse of his wife Sati, and her "yoni" (female genitalia) fell to the ground at the spot where the temple now stands. Down a flight of steps to the bowel of earth, is located a dark, mysterious chamber.