Ambaji mata temple is one among the 52 Shakti Peeth of India. This temple is stands at a distance of approximately 65 kilometers from Palanpur and 45 kilometers from Mount Abu and 20 kilometers from Abu Road near the Gujarat and Rajasthan border.
After Devi Sati gave her life, Shiva became angry and did Tandava. Lord Vishnu used Sudarshan chakra. This divided Devi Sati body into various parts. These parts fell at different places in India, which became Shakti Peeths.
This sati shakti peeth is 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 the gabber holy hill. The original seat of Ambaji mata is on gabbar hilltop in the town. The temple is known as Arasuri Ambaji mata temple.
In the holy temple of “Arasuri Ambaji”, there is no image or statue of goddess. Worship of the holy “Shree Visa Yantra” is performed here. No one can see the yantra with naked eye. The photography of the yantra is is not allowed. The worship of this Shree Yantra is done only after tying a bandage on the eyes. A triangular Yantra, inscribed with figures and the syllable Shree in the center, represents the deity.
There is a legend in the Ramayana which says about the importance of this temple. Lord Rama and Laxman came to Ashram of Shrungi Rushi in search of Sitaji. They were told to appease Devi Ambaji at Gabbar. Lord Rama did so and Jagat Mata Shakti (The Mother of Energy of the whole Universe) Devi Ambaji gave him an miraculous arrow. With the help of this weapon “Ajay”, Rama conquered and killed his enemy Ravan in the war.
Lord Krishna’s mundan at this temple
As per a legend, hairs of holy child Lord Krishna were also removed here on this Gabbar hill , as a holy ritual ceremony of hair removing Mundan. in presence of his foster parents Nand and Yashoda, who had worshiped Devi Ambaji and Lord Shiva, during the period of Dwapar yug or Mahabharat.