AMBAJI is the holy place of HINDUS. As per HINDU mythology there is a temple of HINDU goddess name AMBE MATA. In HINDU religion the mother is called “MATA”. So the name AMBE MATA means the mother of HINDUS. It is a major SHAKTIPEETH of INDIA.

AMBAJI is located at a distance round about 65 km from PALANPUR district of GUJARAT. It is 45 km far from the famous hill station MOUNT ABU and 20 km far from the ABU ROAD on the GUJARAT-RAJASTHAN border.

The temple is named by ARASURI AMBAJI, from the reference of SHASHTRAS and the ancient says AMBE MATA killed the giant and devil ARASUR. So this way the named became ARASURI AMBAJI. There is no image or statue of goddess into the temple but the “SHREE VISA YANTRAM” is worshiped as the main deity. The YANTRAM is non watchable from the naked eye. The photography of the YANTRAM and inside of temple parts are totally prohibited.

The ancient and the original one seat of AMBE MATA is on the GABBAR mountain. The temple is at the top of hill. There is large numbers of people rush in the temple on the occasion of PURNIMA days. On the full moon day called BHADARVI PURNIMA, the MELA (fair) is held on AMBAJI. Lot of people from all over the country comes here by walking from their native just for their obeisance to MAA AMBE in JULY. The whole temple is lighted up on the occasion of major HINDU festival DIWALI.

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The famous mountain GABBAR located at the border of Gujarat is just 5 km away from AMBAJI TEMPLE. There is an origin of VEDIC VIRGIN RIVER “SARASWATI” on the hills of ARASUR in forest. The location is at the altitude of 480 m and 1600 ft. high from sea level having 5 square mile area which contains 51 ancient PAURANIK SHAKTIPITHS. As written by RATANJI.M.DESAI, AMBAJI is the centre of cosmic power of INDIA where the heart of the dead body of DEVI SATI fell at the top of holy hill of GABBAR as per the legend narrated in the “TANTRA CHUDAMANI”.

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Temple of Ambaji History : 

AMBAJI-the origin of the cosmic power of the universe is one of the 51 ancient SHAKTIPEETHS of INDIA. For the significant places to pilgrimage for the worship of “SHAKTI” there are 12 SHAKTIPEETHS TIRTHS in INDIA. The list of the 12 SHAKTIPEETH is as followed:


The surprising and attractive thing about this point is there are no images or statue in these 12 temples like SRI- ARASURI AMBAJI but there is a simple cave called GOKH in the inner wall. The SHAKTI VISA SHREE-YANTRAM is gold plated and convex shaped in back where 51 BIJ letters are written. All the SHAKTIPEETHS has the SHREE SHAKTI VISA YANTRAM like AMBAJI. The YANTRAMS are opened for devotion but not for photography, the surprising point about the YANTARAM is they are INVISIBLE and no one can capture a photograph it till this day.

The GABBAR has approximately 999 steps to go up from Westside to the temple. There is a holy lamp among the SHREE VISA YANTRA into the temple which is constantly burning. There are some beautiful sightseeing places on GABBAR including sunset point, cave and swings of MATAJI. The travelling through ropeway is such a great.

AMBAJI is the major SHAKTIPEETHS of AMBE MATA situated in the BANASKATHA district of Gujarat State. Millions of devotees visit the temple every year. AMBAJI temple has a golden YANTRAM with 51 chants. A triangular YANTRAM, inscribed with figures and the syllable SHREE in the center, represents the deity. There is no image of MAA AMBE in temple, people worship the YANTRAM.

The temple is open from 7 AM to 4:0 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. A large number of devotees visit the temple every year on PURNIMA days. Every PURNIMA devotees reaches AMBAJI to worship AMBE MAA. BHADRAPADI PURNIMA is the main festival when a big fair of devotees comes at AMBAJI.
AMBAJI town is also known for mines of fine quality of marble and granites located in the area. Mt. Abu is just 45 km away from AMBAJI.

Transportation And Tourism :

The nearest airport for reaching AMBAJI is AHEMEDABAD, Which is 200km away from AMBAJI. The nearest railway station is ABU ROAD which is 22km away from it. The government transport buses and private luxury coaches are available to reach AMBAJI from various cities GUJARAT.
The hotel facilities and other basic requirements of tourists are available in AMBAJI. As the number of people takes place every year in AMBAJI, There are large numbers of hotels in there.

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