Amba Devi Temple Amravati city of Maharashtra


Shri Ambadevi Temple is situated in the Amravati city of Maharashtra. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Ambadevi and lies right in the middle of the city. Amba Devi Temple is so ancient that one cannot find even a single mention of it in the old gazetteers. The temple is held in great reverence by Hindus and people from different corners of not only Maharashtra, but the whole of India come to Amravati to pay respects to the Goddess.

One of the major attractions of the temple is the Navratri Festival, when the whole temple gets beautifully decorated. People belonging to, even the neighboring cities flock to the festival during this time, to catch a glimpse of the Goddess. During Navratris, a huge mela (fair) is organized on the grounds of the Ambadevi Temple, in which the devotees participate with full enthusiasm. The nearby hotels provide a solution to the accommodation problem faced by the pilgrims.

Legend
There is a very interesting legend associated with the Amba Devi Temple of Amaravati. It goes that King Bhishmak's daughter Rukmini fell in love with Lord Krishna, after hearing the tales of His courage. However, her brother Rukmiya, fixed her marriage with his friend, King Shishupal of Chedi. It is said that Rukmini was kidnapped by the Lord just a day before her marriage to Shishupal, when she came to visit the Ambadevi Temple.