Ambaji Temple History

Ambaji Temple History

Ambaji Temple History, Timings, Route info.

The temple signifies the heart of Goddess Shakti and is one of the major Shakti Piths in India. Mythology says that the original temple is dedicated to Maa Ambe Arasuri and it is built on top of a hill called Gabbar Hillock. … The place where the Goddess stopped her sojourn was the site of Ambaji temple.



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The temple signifies the heart of Goddess Shakti and is one of the major Shakti Piths in India. Mythology says that the original temple is dedicated to Maa Ambe Arasuri and it is built on top of a hill called Gabbar Hillock. … The place where the Goddess stopped her sojourn was the site of Ambaji temple.
Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Temple
Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Temple
As per the Legend, Sati Devi daughter of Daksh Prajapati married Lord Siva against her father’s will. Daksh thought of taking revenge on this Son-in-law and decided to perform Yagna by inviting all Devas except His daughter and Son-in-law. Sati Devi on knowing this reached her maternal home advising her father. Daksh insulted Sati in front of the guests. Sati immolated herself in the Yoga Agni. On knowing this, Lord Siva raised high and ordered Veerabhadra to kill Daksh. Veerabhadra along with Kali and other Siva Ganas reached the Yagna place and killed Daksha.
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Lord Siva on collecting Sati’s corpse danced the dance of destruction. Lord Vishnu to avoid destruction, sent his Discus and made Sati’s body into pieces. The body parts fell across Indian Sub-continent which emerged as Shakti Peetas. It is believed that Sati’s heart fell here.
Ambaji Temple
Ambaji Temple

Morning Darshan Hours: 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Afternoon Hours: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Evening Darshan Hours: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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