Shakti Swaroopini Mata Ambika, or Ma Ambaji, is an important female goddess in Shakti Cult and is also known as Amba Bhavani and Arasuri. It is believed that the heart of Goddess Sati fell here, when her body was cut into pieces by Lord Vishnu to stop the intense tapas of Lord Shiva after Sati’s death. There is no idol in the temple and Goddess Ambika is represented by a triangular Vishwa Yantra, inscribed with figures and the syllable ‘Shree’ in the center.
Legend has it that Lord Krishna Mata Ambika here and that Rukmani worshipped here prior to her marrying
Mata is visited by scores of women devotees who follow the Padyatri Sangh from their region during the Bhadrapad Purnima festival. Ancient folk dance is a major event during the festival, which lasts for four days.
Situated on the Arasur hill near
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The nearest Railway Station from Ambaji is