Legends and Mythology
According to Hindu scriptures, the Ambaji temple is one of the 52 Shakti peethas in India. It is believed to be the place where Goddess Sati’s heart fell while Lord Shiva was carrying her burning body from the sacrificial fire of Daksha’s yagna.
The place also finds mention in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. As per legend, Lord Rama and Lakshmana came to the Ashram of Shrungi Rishi during their search for Sita. The Rishi adviced them to worship Ambaji at Gabbar. The Goddess blessed them and gave a divine arrow called ‘Ajay’, which Lord Rama used in his war against Ravana.
The Gabbar hill is also associated with Lord Krishna. The tonsure ceremony of the Lord is believed to have taken place in the temple in the presence of His foster parents Nand and Yashoda, who worshipped Ambaji during the Dwapar Yuga.