Gujarat Journals

Ambaji pilgrimage

A February 2007 trip to Gujarat by sbmalik

Ambaji Temple Photo, Gujarat, India More Photos
Quote: On the border of the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in western India, Gabbar is now one of the holy pilgrim places of India

Ambaji pilgrimage

Overview

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Shri Arasuri Ambaji Gabbar Tirth is situated on the border of the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in western India. Gabbar is now one of the holy pilgrim places of India and it is also one of the most beautiful hill picnic places of Gujarat. Nearly seven to eight million people come here every year to visit Ambaji and its see-worthy surroundings for pilgrimage as well as for picnic and other purposes. Every year during the festival season like Bhadrapad Punam, Chaitra Punam, Posh Sud Punam, and Navrati, Ambaji experiences a very large rush of the pilgrims, and visitors.Ambaji is situated on the bank of the origin of the famous Vedic Virgin River Saraswati under the hills of Arasur Parvat in ...Read More
Ambaji Temple Photo, Gujarat, India
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Ambaji, the Origin of the Supreme Cosmic Power of the Universe is one of the 51 ancient Shakti Piths Tirth in India. The temple is now a very imposing structure with many entrances to facilitate the visitors. This temple of Ambaji Mata has a unique feature, it is made out of pure marble. Ambaji is, in fact, famous for some of the best marble in the country. The most fascinating varieties of marble are mined in and around Ambaji. The Mountain or Hill of Gabbar has also a small temple fortified from the western side and there are 999 steps to go up to the mountain and reach this holy temple at the top of Gabbar Hill. A Holy Lamp is constantly burning on this hill temple facing exactly in front of ...Read More