It is one of the 51 shakti peethas. Ambaji Mata Temple is a major shakti peeth of India. Millions of devotees visit the temple every year. It situated at a distance of approximately 65 kilometers from Palanpur, 45 kilometers from Mount Abu, and 185 Kilometers from Ahmadabad, 50 kilometers from Kadiyadra near the Gujrat and Rajasthan border.
In the holy temple of ‘Arasuri Ambaji”, there is no image or statue of the goddess the holy “Shree Vishwa Yantra” which worshiped as the main deity. No one can see the Yantra with a naked eye. Photography of the yantra not allowed.
The original seat of Ambaji Mata on a Gabbar hilltop in the town. A large number of devotees visit the temple every year, especially on Purnima days. A large mela on Bhadarvi Purnima (full moon day) 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 lighted up as the whole nation lighted up in the festival of Dewali.
The shrine of Amba regarded as a major Shrine by the Shakta (Shaktism) religious sect of Hinduism.
A long time ago in Satya Yuga, Sati, wife of Lord Shiva, daughter of Daksha, immolated herself in protest of her husband Shiva’s insult by her father. Lord Shiva shocked by the incident and in anger, he kept the dead body of Sati on his shoulder and started the dance of destruction, and started moving towards the East. Watching his devastating attitude Bramha and the other Gods became worried.
They worried that the universe may be destroyed. They knew that the body of Sati on the shoulder of Lord Shiva would not decompose so long it remained in touch with Shiva’s body. But it important to detach the body of Sati from that of Siva to bring Lord Siva out of such a great shock and avoided the catastrophe of the universe. They knew what to do but they were not sure how to do it.