Ambaji, Banas Kantha
Ambaji is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. Ambaji mata temple is a major Shakti Peethof India. It is situated at a distance of approximately 65 kilometres from Palanpur, 45 kilometres from Mount Abu, and 20 kilometres from Abu Road, and 185 kilometres from Ahmedabad, 50 kilometers from Kadiyadra near the Gujarat and Rajasthan border.
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 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. A large mela on Bhadarvi poornima (full moon day) is held. Every Year from all over the country people come here walking all over from their native place just to worship MAA AMBE in September. The whole Ambaji town is lit up as the nation celebrates the festive time of Diwali.
The temple is open from 6.00 am to 11.30 am, 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
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The climate of the town is quite friendly and normal but sometimes during summer the temperatures goes very high. The normal temperature during the summers is 26-46°C and during winters it is 10-36°C. The best time period during which the weather remains calm and mild is from months of October to April. It is located at an altitude of 480 meters from the sea level. The town is famous for its mines that produce good quality marble and granite. Some of its major attractions are Kamakshi Mandir, Kailash Hill Sunset, Mansarovar, Koteshwar and Kumbhariya Jain Temple and many more. Visitor or devotees who want to visit these attractive places of Ambaji can easily reach to Ambaji town as it is well equipped with modern transportation facilities. The nearest railway station from Ambaji is Abu Road railway station that is just 20 km away. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad is the nearest airport that is 180 km from Ambaji. Passengers can have taxis or state running buses to reach Ambaji from the airport and railway station at reasonable rates. For booking of flight tickets, passengers are advised to go to MakeMytrip.com as this site provides a lot of discounts and offers over every ticket booking.