Ambika Mata Temple, Jagat
Rajasthan , Udaipur
The ancient temple of Ambika Devi with its beautiful architecture and exquisite carvings is located in a cleft of rocks in the village of Jagat in Rajasthan. Here the goddess is worshipped as 'shakthi', the primary source of energy. It is believed that this temple was built in about 960 AD. From the inscription on the pillars of the temple it can be concluded that it was renovated in the 11th century by Allat, earstwhile ruler of Mewar. The shrine is known as the 'Khajuraho of Rajasthan', an ode to its intricate etchings, exotic sculptures and ornamented panels.
Some legends consider the Ambika devi temple as a Shakthipeeth, one of the revered places where the body parts of Sati devi fell.
Architecturally, the temple with a pentagonal structure, is a sight to behold, its intricate and extraordinary artisanship giving it the name 'Khajuraho of Rajasthan'. The doorway of the temple is beautifully carved and the ceiling panel of the 'mandap' is decorated with multi-lobed motifs. The shrine comprises an elevated altar where the image of the Goddess is placed. The outstanding architecture of the temple comprises of various sculptures of...View more
Gods, Goddesses and scenes from the mythological stories.Photo Courtesy: commons.wikimedia.org
Timings : Temple timings:- 6.00 AM to 7.00 PM
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing.
Udaipur, the erstwhile capital of Mewar dynasty is one of the major cities of Rajasthan. Popular for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces, Udaipur is a favored destination of tourists from all around the world.
The priests perform regular pujas and rituals to the deity.
Flowers and Garlands
Aarti is done to the deity three times a day.