Ambaji is a town in Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is known for its historical and mythological connections with sites of cultural heritage. Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Temple is the origin of the Supreme Cosmic Power of the Universe.This Temple is one of the 51 (Fifty One) famous ancient Shakti Piths Tirth of Shri Adhya Shakti Devi. There are twelve 12 main Shakti Pith Tirth, significant places of pilgrimage for the worship of Shakti, namely, Bhagwati Mahakali Maha Shakti at Ujjan, Mata Kamakshi at Kanchi Puram, Bramaramba at Malaygiri, Kumarika at Kanya Kumari, Ambaji at Anart-Gujarat Mahalaxmi at Kohlapur, Devi Lalita at prayag, Vindhyavasini at Vindhya, Vishalakshi at Varansi, Mangalavati at Gaya and Sundari Bhavani at Bangal & Guhyakesari in Nepal.
The Great Miracle of this Holy Place is that there is no idol or picture in the Nij Mandir of Shri Arasuri Mata Ambaji, but a simple cave like Gokh in the inner wall, in which A Gold Plated Holy Shakti Visa Shree Yantra, having kurma back convex shape and 51 Bijpatra(Letters) therein, like that of the original Yantras of Nepal and Ujjain Shakti Piths, is ritually installed in such a way it can be visible for devotion, but it was never photographed in past nor in future.
The Holy Gokh of Mata Ambaji with Shakti Yantra is so decorated by the priests Pujari of the Holy temple tirth place that one can imagine it as an idol of Mata Ambica in one of her incarnations.
The Main Temple of Ambaji with a big Mandap has a Holy Gokh of Mataji in the Garbhgruh, in front of huge Chachar Chowk carpeted with beautiful marbles near Yagnashala.
All the ritual worships of Ambaji is performed in Chachar Chowk The Temple has a glorious Suvarn Kalash Shikhar, shining at 103 feet height on the top of the temple, weighing more than 3 tones as a whole. It is specially made from a single marble, brought out from the mines of Arasur Hill and has been plated with pure gold, attached with The Holy Long Long Flag of Ambaji & Trishul.
The newly constructed Main Temple Nij Mandir is worth seeing all time for its holy significance in Shaki Sampraday – the worship of the supreme power of cosmic energy and is also for its wonderful carvings on artistic renovation displaying an Indian traditional culture.
Just 5 km away from Ambaji Temple, The famous mountain of Gabbar is situated on the border of State of Gujarat and Rajasthan, near the flow of the origin of the famous Vedic virgin river SARASWATI, on the hills of Arasur in forest , towards south-west side to ancient hills of Arvalli, at the altitude of about 480 meters, at about 1600 feet high from sea level, having at 8.33 sq km (5 sq. miles area ) area as a whole, and it is in fact One of the Fifty One (51) famous ancient (Pauranik) Shakti Piths – The Centre of Cosmic Power of India and it is the original holy place of Mata Ambaji, where the piece of the heart of the dead body of Devi Sati fell at the top of this holy hill of Gabbar as per the legend narrated in the “Tantra Chudamani”.
In Accordance with the legend in Devi Bhagvat, Mahisasur was a dangerous demon to the whole universe, therefore all the Gods under the leadership of Tridev Bhrahma (Lord of Creation), Vishnu (Lord of Maintenance) & Mahesh (Lord of Destruction) ultimately went to the final recourse to the Mahadevi Adhya Shakti, the Supreme Original Cosmic Power of The Universe and worshiped her for rescue and help. And then Adhya Devi Shakti incarnated on earth with weapons surrounded by a bright circle of sunny rays, so as The Atomic Energy emerges from its origin and Devi killed and absolved the demon Mahishasur by her holy sword and since then she became known in the world as ” Mahisasur Mardini “.