Ambadevi - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism
Ambadevi temple is in the centre of the city of Amravati. This temple is dedicated to Devi Amba, the presiding deity of the Amravati district.
Amravati District, Maharashtra, India.
The Temple of Ambadevi is one of the oldest temples in the whole district. This temple is dedicated to Devi Amba, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The legend says that Krishna married Rukmini in this temple after eloping with her. On the occasion of every marriage or a thread ceremony, the invitation is invariably offered first to this deity. The temple is an example of amazing craftsmanship and architecture. However, presently it is covered with plaster. The main image at the temple is a sandstone idol of Ambadevi and there are various other images of different deities like Ambabai, Vishnu, Mahadev, Parvati and Ganapati in the three arc-shaped Garbhagrihas. In the sam Garbhagriha the images of goddess Amba, idols of Laxmi and Narayan are placed. On the western wall of the temple mandap (hall) the Navagrahas are carved in relief, and two images of Nandi, Mahadev and Vishnu are below the arc. Navratri is the most celebrated festival in this temple, and a large number of devotees come here during the festival. Kirtans and pravachanas are delivered, and sections from Puranas are recited on the occasion of each festival.
Amravati is located in the east of Maharashtra. Also the city is located 340m above sea level.
The region is mostly dry throughout the year, and Summers are extreme. The temperatures in summers are around 30-40 degrees Celsius. Winters here came to be as low as 10 degrees Celsius.
The average annual rainfall in this region is around 1064.1 mm.
Things to do
Spend the day exploring the temple. Also, you can enjoy the garden, forts and many more.
Nearest tourist places
The nearest place to visit around there:
● Bor River Dam (11.3 KM)
● Amravati Fort (12.7 KM)
● Jawahar Gate Fort (12.8 KM)
● Bamboo Garden (17.8 KM)
● Panchabol point (90 KM)
● Bhimkund-kichakdara (84 KM)
Special food speciality and hotel
One can find any Maharashtrian cuisine in any of the nearby restaurants.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
There are various types of accommodation facilities available near the temple:-
● The nearest police station is Walgaon police station (9.3 KM).
● The nearest hospital is Sanjeevani Multispeciality Hospital (2.1 KM).
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
● The best time to visit the temple is from November to February.
● The temple is open from Sunrise to Sunset.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi, Marathi.