Shri Ambaji Temple or Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Mandir is a famous pilgrimage site, is located in Danta taluk, Banaskantha, Gujarat State. It is believed that Devi’s stomach fell here is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. Ambaji Mata temple is a major Shakti Peeth of India. Devi Shakthi is worshipped as Ambaji and there is no image or idol for the goddess, the sacred “Shree Visa Yantra” is worshiped as the main deity No one can see the Yantra with the naked eye. She is often referred to as Arasuri Amba, named after the location of the temple in the Arasur hills, near the Saraswati River at the southwestern end of the Aravali mountain range.
Ambaji Mata’s original seat is at the top of Gabbar Hill. Large numbers of devotees visit the temple every year, especially during the Purnima days. A great mela takes place on Bhadarvi Poornima/full moon day. Every year people from all over the country come here walking from their place of origin just to worship MAA AMBE in September. The entire city of Ambaji lights up as the nation celebrates the Diwali holiday season.
Ambaji Mata temple is at a distance of approximately 65 km from Palanpur, 45 km from Mount Abu, and 20 km from Abu Road, and 185 km from Ahmedabad, 50 km from Kadiyadra near the Gujarat and Rajasthan border. The entry is free and photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple. There is no strict Dress Code but have to wear any decent outfit. Rajput King of Mewar, Maha Rana Pratap was a true devotee of Arasuri Amba Bhawani.
Ambaji Temple Timings:
|Season||Morning Hours||Afternoon Hours||Evening Hours|
|Summer||7:00 am to 10:45 am||12:30 pm to 4:30 pm||7:30 pm to 9:15 pm|
|Monsoon||7:00 am to 11:30 am||12:30 pm to 4:30 pm||7:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
|Winter||7:00 am to 11:30 am||12:30 pm to 4:00 pm||6:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
Banaskantha Shri Ambaji Temple History:
According to the legend of Devi Bhagvat, Mahisasur was a dangerous demon for the entire universe, therefore all gods under the leadership of Tridev Bhrahma, Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva finally went as a last resort to Mahadevi Adhya Shakti, the supreme original cosmic power of the universe and worshiped her for rescue and help. And then Adhya Devi Shakti incarnated on earth with weapons surrounded by a luminous circle of sunny rays, so atomic energy emerges from its origin and Devi killed and absolved the demon Mahishasur with his sacred sword and has since become known to the world as “Mahisasur Mardini”.
How to Reach Arasuri Mata Mandir:
The nearest International Airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahemdabad which is 179 km from Ambaji Temple.
The nearest Railway station is at Mount Abu which is 22 Km away.
A walk from the bus station to the temple is less than a km, under a covered passage. Direct buses are available from many locations including Mount Abu 45 km away, Palanpur 65 km away, Ahmedabad 195 km away and Idar 115 km away.
Shri Arasuri Mata Mandir Address:
Gujarat – 385110
Admin Branch: 02749-262636
Temple Inspector Office: 02749-262236
Fax: 02749-264536, 262931