Ambad Matsyodari Devi Temple is a famous Shakthi Devi temple, situated in Ambad town, Jalna District, Maharashtra. The name of the deity and the temple is derived from the shape of the hill which resembles a fish and is one of the oldest temples in the Jalna district. Matsyodari means “Matsya” fish and “Udar” stomach.
The main deities are Maha Lakshmi, Maha Saraswati and Maha Kali, together known as Matsyodari Devi. The Matsyodari Devi temple is the only temple after Vaishno Devi which is located in Jammu and Kashmir where the “Tridevi” is present under one roof.
The annual fair is held every year in October, during the Sharad Navratri celebration. This temple was constructed in the North Indian style of architecture.
Matsyodari Devi Temple History:
This temple was built by Raja Ambarish and hence named Ambad. Raja Ambarish was a Hindu raja who allegedly hid in a cave on the hill to escape the responsibility of running the government. Later, the restoration of the temple was carried out by Ahilyabai Holkar of the Holkar dynasty.
Jalna Tridevi Devi Temple Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
How to Reach Matsyodari Devi Temple:
Aurangabad Airport or Chikkalthana Airport is the nearest airport which is 65.2 km.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai is the next nearest 429 km.
Jalna railway station is the nearest, 29 km from the temple.
Jalna Bus station is 32.6 km from the temple. Private vehicles are available from the bus stand.
Ambad Matsyodari Devi Temple Address:
Maharashtra – 431204.