Places to visit in Gujarat
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Ambaji is one of the oldest and most revered pilgrimage centers of ancient India. It is one of the fifty two Shakti Pethas which are consecrated to Sati, the goddess Shakti. The seat of Ambaji Mata is at the hilltop of Gabbar hills, situated in Danta Taluka of Banaskantha district on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Ambaji attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the world specially during Bhadarvi Poornima and also Diwali. This place is surrounded by dense forests of the Aravalli Ranges. It provides the perfect blend of natural beauty and spiritualism to the tourists.
There are places on Gabbar Hill like the Kailash Hill sunset point where one can visit not only to enjoy the scenic beauty, but also a ropeway ride. Gabbar hill has some more religious places which pilgrims often visit. There is a tank named Man Saro behind the main temple. Two temples, one of Mahadev and another of Ajay Devi, the sister of Mata Ambaji are there on both sides of this holy tank,. The ancient temple of Shri Koteshwar Mahadev is located at a distance of 8 kms from Ambaji temple and near the origin of the Vedic virgin River Saraswati. It's connected with the river Saraswati and a Holy Kund at the Gaumukh. Ambaji is a renowned pilgrimage center of India revered by innumerous devotees and flocked by pilgrims belonging to ious religions and backgrounds.