Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Hello & welcome to my blog on Rajmandir.

Ambaji, a famous town in Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is known for its historical and mythological connections with sites of cultural heritage.

The town is located at altitude of 480 meters (1,570 ft.). It is surrounded by Aravali Hill range. Ambaji is within the Aravali Range literally meaning 'line of peaks', is a range of mountains in western India running approximately 800 km in a northeastern direction across Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi. It is also called Mewat hills locally. Ambaji town is also in between the borders of North Gujarat and Abu Road of Rajasthan.
Ambaji Temple is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year. It is one of the "51 Shakti Peethas". Ambaji mata temple is a major Shakti Peeth of India. It is situated at a distance of approximately 65 kilometers from Palanpur, 45 kilometres from Mount Abu and 20 kilometers from Abu Road and 185 kilometers from Ahmedabad 50 kilometer from Kadiyadra near the Gujarat and Rajasthan border.

In the holy temple of "Arasuri Ambaji", there is no image or statue of goddess the holy "Shree Visa Yantra" is worshiped as the main deity.

The original seat of Ambaji mata is on gabbar hilltop in the town. A large number of devotees visit the temple every year especially on Purnima days. A large mela on Bhadarvi poornima (full moon day) is held. Every Year, from all over the country, people come here walking all over from their native place just to worship MAA AMBE in September. The whole Ambaji town is lighted up on this occasion.
The temple is open from 7.00 am to 11.30 am, 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

Further, I will explore more about the town in the next post. Till then, keep visiting!