The original seat of the Goddess Ambaji is on Gabbar Hilltop in the town and large numbers of devotees visit this temple especially on the day of Purnima, on which a large mela (fair) is held. The fair attracts hundreds of people, who come here to visit Maa Ambe and the whole area is lit up like on Diwali night.
Goddess Ambaji is an important figure in Hinduism as she is believed to be the origin of the Supreme Cosmic Power of the universe and is one of the 51 ancient Shakti Piths Tirath (pilgrimage) in India. The most unique feature of this temple is that there is no idol or image of Shri Arasuri Mata Ambaji, but a simple cave in the inner wall in which a gold plated Holy Shakti Yantra with a Kurma back convex shape and 51 Bij letters are connected with the original Yantras of Nepal and Ujjain Shakti Pithas which is ritually installed in such a way that it is vislble for devotion. But it is prohibited to take photographs of the Yantra and it can only be worshipped after tying a bandage to ones eyes.
Apart from the Ambaji Temple there are many other places around it that are worth visiting, here are few of them:
- Kamakshi Temple
- Kailash Hill Sunset
Last Updated on : 20 January 2012
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