Ambaji Temple Gujarat Timings, Facts & Best time to visit

Ambaji Temple Gujarat  Timings, Facts & Best time to visit

Ambaji Shakti Peetha (or Ambaji Temple) is one of the main strengths of the Hindus. It is located on Mount Arasuri, in Gujarat state. The Ambaji Temple hours are from 07:00AM to 09:15PM.

It is approximately 65 km away from Palanpur, 45km from Mount Abu, 20km from Abu Road, and 185km from Ahmedabad. It is also 50km from Kadidra, near the Gujarat-Rajas border.

Ambaji Temple

The Ambaji Shakti Peetha is the 'Arasuri Ambaji Temple'. It is well-known for its mythological and historical connections to cultural heritage sites. It is notable that notably, there was no idol in the Ambaji Temple.


This temple is home to the worship of Sri Yantram. The temple's main deity was this machine. The machine was impossible to see with the naked eye. A lit cauldron is visible in front of the machine.


History and Significance

The Ambaji Temple is on Arasuri hill in Ambaji in Gujarat. It is located near the Gujarat-Rajasthan frontier. It is also known as Arasuri Ambe. This holy shrine is one of the 51 Shakti Pethas. It has been the center of Shakti worship for many centuries.

There are twelve major Shakti Peetha Tirthas. Important pilgrimage sites for Shakti worship, namely Maa Bhagwati Mahakali Maha Shakti in Ujjain. Maa Kamakshi in Kanchipuram. Mata Bramaramba in Srisailam, Sri Kumarika in Kanyakumari.

Mataji Ambaji and Mata Mahalakshmidevi in Gujarat. Devi Lalita, Kolhapur and Prayag. Vindhya Vasini in Vindhya. Vishalakshi in Varanasi. Mangalavati in Gaya and Sundari in Bangal & Guhyeshwari Temple in Nepal.


The main shrine of the deity is Ambaji Temple, which has been worshipped since Vedic times. According to the Markandeya Purana, Sati was the daughter of King Daksh Prajapati and was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. She performed intense penance to please Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva finally agreed to her marriage. However, Daksha Raju wasn't happy with the marriage.

Dakshuda insulted Shiva and performed Yagya. He invited all the gods except Sati and Shiva. Sati decided that she would confront her father in Yagya. Lord Shiva tried to stop Sati from doing so, but Sati continued to Yaga.

King Daksh refused to welcome her and did not use the occasion to insult Shiva and her in front of God and all the other famous people. Sati Devi was unable to bear the humiliation and jumped into Yagya’s sacred pit.

Lord Shiva was devastated and angry when he learned this information. Bhadrakali and Veerabhadra were created by Lord Shiva. They had additional superpowers and the command to kill Daksh.

Then, Lord Shiva took Sati and her fiery body to his feet and expressed his anger through the epic Tandava.

Others gods and people were worried about the safety and security of the universe and asked Lord Vishnu for assistance. Vishnu used Sudarshan Chakra to mutilate the body of Goddess Sati.

Legend has it that the Ambaji temple was the place where Goddess Sati's heart fell. The temple is therefore one of the major Shaki Peethas and Siddha Peethas of the 51 Shakti Peethas.


The Most Sacred Ambaji Temple, a sacred precinct made of marble, is a holy site. It was originally constructed by the Nagabrahmins. The temple also contained a scripture of the revered Vedas. Cones with gold are also found on the white marble temple.


The silver door, which protects the sanctum Sanctorum, allows the Arasuri Ambaji Temple to enter without the need for a small gate or other doors. It boasts impressive architectural niches as well as an open space that can be used for Chachar Chowk or other religious ceremonies.

Vishwa Yantra Pooja

The temple has another important feature: there is no photo or idol of Goddess Ambe. However, there is a yantra. The Gokh-cave is located on the wall, where is also fixed the gold-plated marble inscription for the triangular cosmic device.

It is a copper plate with engravings of figures and Vedic text about sacred geometry. The center has the word, Sri.

This cosmic machine is the deity of the temple. The cosmic machine was adorned with special attire and ornaments, which resembles the Ambe Devi.

Unknown facts

Another fact that is not known about the temple and its rituals are that the morning worship of Bal Bhog in the childish Ambe form was performed at the temple.

The youth group worshipped Rajabhog Prasad, a gold-colored Rajabhog Prasad at noon. In the evening, it worshipped Sayambhog in the adult form.

Amabji Temple is the only temple anywhere in the world. This is where our Goddess Ambe used to ride her daily on a different vehicle.

Tiger on Sunday, Nandi Monday, Lion Tuesday, Iravatham Wednesday, Garudji Thursday, Hans Friday, and Elephant Saturday were used as Maa Devi Ambe riders or riding vehicles.

Four Bhatji families were appointed to serve as priests at Ambaji Temple. Different families are responsible for the duties of the high priest at the temple every year, from April through March.

Akhanda Jiot: For many years the sacred lamp was located in Chanchar Chowk. The other Akhanda Jyoti, however, is located in the same row at Gabbar Hill. The Jyot can be seen by devotees in the evening line at Chanchar Chowk and Gabbar.

There were several stages to the reconstruction of the Ambaji Temple. It was replaced with carved marble by an expert Sompura community. The interior of the temple is preserved in its original form.

Best Time to Visit

Garba is celebrated on Ashwini month Navratri at Chanchar Chakra. Devotees from Gujarat also perform Garba at night. Many devotees visit this temple to receive blessings from Goddess Ambe during Chaitra Navratri or Ashwini Navratri.

A special four-day fair was held every year on Bhadrapada's (pournami), full moon day. Many devotees travel from all parts of the country to visit this place on foot. More than 800 communities visited this area annually during this time and were blessed by our Ambe.

Every day thousands of devotees visit Amabji Temple, especially during the full moon days Karthika, Chaitra Asho, Asho, and Bhadrapada. Devotees have the opportunity to participate in the Nava Chandi Yagya within the temple premises.

Ambaji Temple Timings

Here are the timings of the Ambaji temple for Dashan.

TYPE Ambaji Temple Timings
Mangala Aarti 7:30 to 7.30 am
General 7:30-10:45 AM
Rajbhog Aarti 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
General From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sayan Aarti 7 to 7:30 PM
General 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Aarti Timing

Mataji's Aarti takes place every day at 6:00 am. Aarti times change according to the season.

Madhya Aarti:-

  • 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Rajbhog Aarti

  • - 12:00 PM

Sandhya Aarti

  • 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Nearby Attractions

A few places are within easy reach of the Arasuri Ambaji Mata Temple.

Manava Sarovar is Just a minute away from the Ambaji Mata Temple.

Kailash Hill Sunset Point & Kailash Hotel: 1 - 1.5 km, or 5 minutes by car along Danta Road

Kumbharia 1.5-3.5 km, 8-10 minutes drive or 20-30 minutes walk

Gabbar Hill 3.5-4 km. It takes approximately 10 minutes to drive or 50 minutes to walk.

Kamakshi Temple is located in Chikla, 3.5km. It can be reached by either a 7-minute drive or a 40-minute walk. Koteshwar Mahadev Temple: 5.5 km, 10 minutes drive.

How do I Reach it?

By Air:

SVP Ahmedabad is the nearest airport.

By Road:

Ambaji was located in Danta Taluka, Banaskantha district, near the Gujarat-Rajasthan frontier. It takes less than one kilometer to walk from the bus stop to the temple, just below the roof walkway.

Many places have direct buses. Mount Abu is 45 km. Palanpur 65km. Ahmedabad is 195 km, and Idar is 115 km.


Palanpur is 65 km from New Delhi.

Contact and Address

Arasuri Ambaji Temple,

Ta.Danta, Dist.B.k, Khodiyar Chowk, Ambaji, Gujarat 385110

For the official website of the temple, click here

 Email Id: [email protected]