Ambaji temple, Ambaji Mata Devasthan

Ambaji temple, Ambaji Mata Devasthan

Gujarat, Banaskantha

Shrine: Ambaji

Located in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat, is the Ambaji Mata temple, one of the reverted Shakthipeethas where Sati Devi's heart is believed to have fallen. The original impression of Ambaji mata is on Gabbar hilltop, 5 kms away and can be reached by stairs or rope way. The temple at the Gabbar hills has been mentioned in epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata, though the new temple was built much later. The temple is originally believed to be built by Nagar Brahmins.

Origin: The temple was originally built by Nagar Brahmins.


When Lord Shiva's wrath at the death of his wife Sati manifested as the Tandava which would destroy the Universe, Lord Vishnu's Sudarshan chakra cut her corpse into pieces which scattered around the subcontinent. It is here, at Ambaji temple in Gabbar hill the heart of the Devi is believed to have fallen. The new bigger temple, was built in the land below the hill to celebrate the divinity of the Goddess.


The architecture of Ambaji temple is very artistic and elaborate. The temple is constructed in white marble with sprinkles of gold and carved pillars highlighting its serenity. A Kalash shines at 103 feet height on the top of the temple, weighing more than 3 three tones, plated with pure gold and attached with the holy flag.There is no idol of goddess and the holy "Shree Visa Yantra" is worshiped as the main deity. The original impression of Ambaji is on Gabbar hill and can be reached by stairs or rope way.
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Darsan Info

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.

Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devsthan Trust has developed a parikrama way circulating the Gabbar hill. The images of the 51 Shaktipeeth temples are constructed on this path. The temples are made similar to their original structure. One can see all 51 Shaktipeethas by doing Parikrama of Gabbar hill.

Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire


The district lies at the Gujarat Rajasthan border, with its largest city being Palanpur. The district is famous for the Ambaji temple and the Balaram temple which sees many tourists and devotees coming here.

Language Spoken: Gujarati

Location and Contact

A-497, Ambaji, Banaskantha, Gujarat 385110

Contact Number : +91 2749262136 / +91 2749264536 / +91 2749262930 / +91 2749262636

Ways to Reach

By air - There are regular flights to Ahmedabad and Udaipur from all major cities in India. The temple is around 180kms from both these airports and can be reached by taxis or buses.                                                              
By rail - Abu road station is a located at 20kms from the shrine and can be reached by taxis.                                                                   
By road - Situated at Gujarat - Rajasthan border, the place is connected by buses to Mount Abu, Ahmedabad, Palanpur rtc

Additional Info

  • Sri Ambaji Devsthanam trust provides Guest houses and yatri nivas
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Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 27oC 30oC 29.3oC 29oC
Min-Temparture 18oC 25oC 25oC 20oC

Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular puja and rituals like aarti, rajbhog etc.

Special Rituals

The yantra is placed in such a way that it is not visible to the naked eye. The worship of this Visa Shree Yantra is done only after tying a bandage on the eyes.

Pooja Timing

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.

Regular Offerings



September - Bhadarvi poornima
October - Navrathri

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Banaskantha
  • Nearby Airport

  • Ahmedabad, Udaipur
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Abu Road
  • Taxi Stand

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