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 Bij 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.
At the cost of about Rs.42.86 lakhs, Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan Trust has now already developed a big Havan Shala, containing one main Havan Kund and eight small Havan Kund in the western southern part of the Chachar Chowk near Nij Mandir, as shown besides
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.
In the total area of about 20 meters X 9.50 meters as a whole in place of the above shown old Havan Shala, new Havan Shala is developed and below this Havan Shala in the Chachar Chowk. And there is also the main market road of city of Ambaji
The worship of this Visa Shree Yantra is done only after tying a bandage on the eyes.
Ambaji Development Committee was founded in 1972 and it had recommended to renovate the total Ambaji temple complex. Therefore in the year 1975, on the basis of the various recommendations of Ambaji development Committee, the temple trust has initiated the long lasting giant works of total renovation of the temple complex, which has been scheduled to be concluded in three parts, phases and period of time.
In the beginning during the period of 1975 to 1988, in the first phase of this project, Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan Trust has constructed and renovated in the inner parts of the Main Temple Nij Mandir, replacing the old structures, floors, domes and ceilings totally with the beautiful piece of marble and wonderful pieces of carvings, under the guidance of the well known architect Shri. Prabha Shanker Sompura, the Padma Shree Award Winner Dignitary and all this renovation of Nij Mandir has been done as per the Shashtras and religious rituals, keeping the Old Gokh and Visa Chakra intact as it was in past.
From the year 1986 to 1989, the top of the main temple, at the height of 103 feet, has been replaced with a highly Suwarn Kalash Shikhar a decorative single piece marble Top coated with Gold, weighing at about 3 ton, donated by one of the mine owners, attached with the holy Trishul and Big Flag prepared under the auspice of a donor from Bombay. It is coated with gold plates, donated by one donor from Niarobi, in a beautiful traditional conical shape.
On the eve of Kalash Vidhi on the top of the temple, a worship of Ma Ambaji was carried out in 30 Yagna Kunda, in a quite Vedic rituals and holy traditions with the help of more than 145 Brahmins, invited from all over India, Nepal & Kashmir.
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. At present, the outer part of the temple and its surroundings, mainly the Court Yard, Five Big Gateways, idols on the outer walls of the temple, together with Chachar Chowk and Marble Toran are completed.
Suvarn Kalash Nritya Mandap
The lower parts from the Golden Top (Suvarn Shikhar) of Nij Mandir which are known as Ambalsaro having diameter about 13 feet is plated with Gold at the cost of Rs.27.21 lakhs, in order to glorify the Nij Mandir and attached Nrutya Mandap. Another 288 Suvarna Kalash are also fitted on the Nrutya Mandap in addition to 56 existing Kalash on Shikhar & allied parts. It is decided that every inch of this place is going to be replaced with marbles in a marvelous artistic design.
New Shakti Dwar
Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan Trust has planed to construct a Shakti Dwar in Gopuram style, 71 feet long and 18 feet broad, parallel to state highway in centre at the western end of the flyover bridge, containing total five gates in a whole structure, at the estimated costs of Rs.1,99,31,200/- using Bansi Pahanpur Stone, attached with 10 feet high compound wall at its all ends.
The newly constructed Main Temple Nij Mandir is also worth seeing for its holy significance in The Shakti Sampraday -The worship of the supreme power of cosmic energy and is also for its wonderful carvings on artistic renovation displaying Indian traditional culture in all parts of this Temple.
Illumination in Nij Mandir
The Temple Trust has also arranged permanent lighting and illumination system that brings beautiful show and shining on each parts of the wonderful carvings of Nij Mandir Garbh Gruh, Courtyard, Shikhar, Shakti Dwar & surroundings in night.
Everyday we receive numerous requests from Mataji's Devotees like you from all across the world for various features to be added on this Shaki Pith Holy site. We are constantly striving to meet this challenge by periodically enhancing the the whole temple complex & its surroundings..
This organization needs your support and patronage to continue to bring you new features and major accommodations using world class technologies and facilities & state of the art and traditions and rituals You can help us tremendously by providing some sort of financial support in any amount you wish (in your local currency also if you desire) which will go a long way to maintain Shri Ambaji Temple Shakti Tirth. The Devasthan Trust is devoted to the total development and renovation of Shri Ambaji Mata Shakti Tirth and its surroundings. This huge promising Development Project will last still a decade and for that same purpose financial and other assistance are always needed. So all the devotees of Mata Ambaji are herewith also appealed to assist with all their best abilities and resources I.e. Services with your "Tan Man & Dhan" Each donation received will be exempted in your income tax and will also be acknowledged in due course of time and also be displayed on the Net Board web page and will be used for maintaining or procuring all the planned works of the total Project of Development and Renovation of The Main Temple Complex and its surroundings.
Just 5 km away from Ambaji Temple, The famous mountain of Gabbar is situated on the border of States 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 order to develop Ambaji Pilgrimage as a Hill Picnic Place of Gujarat, Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan Trust has recently in 1998 installed and inaugurated Shri Amba Devi Udan Khatola Facilities , that is to say, a Rope Way on the mountain of Gabbar, with the help of Usha Breco Co. Of Calcutta on a lease basis, so that more and more pilgrims can visit and enjoy the beauty and holiness of Gabbar with so ease and joy, just by reaching in time, without any trouble. Rope way on Gabbar Hill has in fact encouraged more and more tourists and pilgrims, especially the aged and infirmed and senior citizens people from all corners of the world to come and sit in Rope Way in order to swing in the arms of the Beauty of Holy Gabbar Hill and its rocky surroundings.
Ambaji, a famous pilgrimage place of Gujarat in India is situated on the bank of the origin of the famous Vedic virgin river SARASWATI under the hills of Arasur Parvat in Ambica forest , towards south-west side to old hills of Arvalli. Ambaji is surrounded by several site seeing places. The Holy Hill of Gabbar is just 1 one km away from Ambaji and Kumbharia Jain Temples, the wonderful piece of architecture are also 1 one km away from Ambaji Nij Temple, whereas Koteshwar Temple of Lord Shiva is 4 four km away, in the forest area.
Man Sarovar, ancinet Shilalekha, Kamakshi Mandir, Kailash Hill Sunset Point, Someshwar Mandir, Chamunda Math, Ricchadia Dam Site and Van Chetana Kendra are also near Ambaji. As per a survey, nearly 7 to 8 million people come here every year to visit Ambaji and its see-worthy surroundings for pilgrimage as well as for picnic and other purposes. During the Bhadrapad Punam, Chaitra Punam, Posh Sud Punam and Navrati, Ambaji experiences a very large and dense rush of the people, pilgrims, padyatri sang and visitors every year. Courtesy: Trust's web site.
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