Amba Bhawani temple, Ambika Devi Temple
Amba Bhavani temple is one of the oldest shrine of Ambala city. In fact, the name of the city is believed to have derived from this shrine. It is is listed amongst the most sacred religious places in Haryana. The shrine is believed to be constructed by the Pandavas in the period during the Kurukshetra war. The temple was attacked many times by the Mughal rulers but was later reconstructed
It is believed that the temple was constructed during the period of the Kurukshetra war by the Pandavas.
The shrine is octagonal shaped with a dome shaped roof. The dome is painted in red and gold, with a gold kalash on the top. The front face of the octagon wall has the image of Goddess Durga and the adjoining two are entrance to the shrine. The temple houses idols of Amba, Ambika and Ambalika.Pic Courtesy: http://www.templesofindia.net/
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.
Ambala lies near the border of Haryana with Punjab. Due to its geographical location, the Ambala district plays an important role in North Indian tourism and is a popular stopover for commuters for all neighbouring states. Ambala is famous for its Cloth Market which has shops selling a wide variety of Hand-loom, silks, Sarees etc
Kumhar Mohalla Rd, Old Town, Ambala, Haryana
By Air- The nearest airport to Bhawani Amba Temple is Chandigarh International airport which is well connected to other parts of the country. The shrine is around 45kms from the airport.
By Rail- The nearest railway station to Bhawani Amba temple is Ambala Cant Junction, which is the main terminal that connects all railway stations from south ,east, west, north.. The station is 6 km away from Bhawani Amba Temple.
By Road - Just across the railway station is the Ambala bus stand, which has buses plying to Chandigarh, Delhi etc.
The priest perform regular puja and rituals to the deity
Naivedyam is given to the Goddess from 12pm to 1pm. During this time the devotees are not allowed to enter the temple.
March - Holi
August - Ganesh Chathurthi
October - Navrathri
November - Diwali