Ambaji Temple in Gujarat: Know top 6 distinguished facts  

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Ambaji is a famous pilgrimage place of Gujarat in India which is situated on the border of States of Gujarat and Rajasthan near Abu Road, in the Danta Taluka of Banaskantha District. This is the principal shrine of a goddess worshiped since the pre-Vedic period. She is often referred to as Arasuri Amba, named after the location of the temple in the Arasur hills, near the source of the Saraswati river at the south-western end of the Aravali mountain range.

Let’s read about its three distinguished fact:

 1. The temple is located near the origin of the famous Vedic virgin river Saraswati, on the hills of Arasur Parvat in Ambica forest , towards south-west side to old hills of Arvalli, at the altitude of about 480 meters, at about 1600 feet high from sea level.

2. It is in fact one of the fifty one (51) ancient Shakti Piths, the main Centre of Cosmic Power in India.

3. 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. No one can see the Yantra with naked eye. The photography of the Yantra is prohibited. The inner sanctum of the temple has silver-plated doors. 

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4. The priests decorate the upper portion of the gokh (niche in the wall) in such a way that it looks like an idol of a goddess from a distance.

5. The original seat of Ambaji mata is on Gabbar hilltop in the town. A large number of devotees visit the temple every year specially on Purnima days.

6. At a short distance from the Ambaji temple is a large rectangular kund, with steps on all its four sides, called Mansarovar.

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