Maa Ambey Temple & Ambaji Shakti Peeth
Nestled in Western India, Gujarat being evident of various historical consequences receives infinite number of pilgrims from every corner of the world. Looking into its core aspect, Ambaji in Gujarat (India) has such a high spiritual intensity that the faith and conviction of devotees touches every minute shade of humanity.
Embracing the religious importance, the Ambaji Temple has strong connection with age old Mythology. If the travelers would peep back into the history, they will definitely discover some astounding facts about this place. The story trails to thousands of year old history when the father of goddess Parvati, didn’t invited her husband on the Yagna. Aggravated by an insult, Maa Sati jumped into the burning fire and as the result she died on the spot. Lord Shiva, the almighty god of entire universe doused with extreme anger, commenced doing the dance of destruction—Tandav Nrityaa. Seeing the whole situation, the other deities and gods got apprehensive about the life originating on Earth. So to bequeath the anger of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu with his Chakra, gutted the body of Goddess Pravati into 51 pieces. Eventually, wherever the chunks of her body fell that place emerged into a well known ‘Shakti Peeths’. Her heart is believed to have fallen where the Ambaji Temple stands today and due these reasons only; this temple is counted amongst the original Shakti peeth’s in India. In fact, there are many other temples in the region located nearby Ambaji Hotels, discretely to Ambaji hallowed by the divine effect of the goddess. The devotees while on a tour could plan their entire stay exclusively at these hotels.
A marble expression of its devotee’s piety the Ambaji Temple is unique in that sanctum which does not hold an idol of the resident deity but a symbolic Yantra. The marble expression of its holy Yantra—correctly referred as the Shakti Visa Yantra, is a gold plated disc that has 51sacred letters on it and shares its origin with similar yantras in the Shakti Peeth temple at Ujjain. The Yantra is kept in the cave known as ‘Gokh’, resembling the mother goddess. In fact, the decoration of these Yantras changes every day so as to resemble the incarnations of 9 goddesses. On each different day, one can see the images of Shailputri, Saraswati, Mahishasurmardini, Laxmi, Magha Gauri, Katyani, Vageshwari, and Skandmata. The large hall or mandap contains a big statue of Lion (the vehicle of Durga) facing the shrine. In short, the Hotels in India carry such potential to make the entire pilgrimage experience of devotees more rejuvenating and enduring.
The area in front of the temple is called the Chachar chowk. This area has a capacity to hold devout crowds that flock the temple, especially during the Navratras, Jagratas, festivals, devotional gathering and Gujarat famous Garba dance is the intrinsic part of ceremonies. Apart from all the above, the devotees throng to the Ambaji on full moon night of Bhadrapad Purnima. During this festival, people from different parts of India, especially farmers visit this Temple of Ambaji to pay their respect to the Goddess Ambaji, considered as the original power of universe. The devotees reaching to this temple can embrace the real fervidness of this place by listening to the seven hundred verses of ‘Saptashati’. It is believed that the individual who listens to these verses with full dedication could relinquish himself from all the past sins. The devotees visiting this temple can also explore the cultural performances of Bhavai, which are organized by the local folks during this season every year. In fact, Hotels in Gujarat by understanding the every need of the devotees, takes full care of their holy aims and aspirations. Immersed in the blend of vivacious colors; the aspiring travelers can surely enjoy the over all element of devotion suffused in the air.