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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Trip to Ambaji and Modhera Sun Temple:

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You could stay at Mehsana from where Ambaji is about 2.5 hrs and Modhera about half hour drive.

About General Place:

It is one of the 52 Sakthi peet




Hotels: There are many hotels to stay. Given below are some from their devasthan.

AMBAJI:

1
Shri. Ambica Vishram Gruh
Near S.T. Stand, Ambaji
Phone : 02749-262143
2
Shri. Ambica Bhojanalay
Near S.T. Stand, Ambaji
Phone : 02749-262505
3
Shri. Jagat Janani Pathikashram (Holiday Inn)
Opp. S.T. Stand, Ambaji
Phone : 02749-262800
4
Shri Diwali Ba Guru Bhawan
Danta Road, Ambaji
Phone : 02749-262143
5
Flyover Bridge connected with Chachar Chowk
Near S.T. Stand, Ambaji

6
Tourist Bath Rooms and Public Toilets
Near Flyover Bridge, AmbajiKhodi Vadli, Ambaji

7
Locker Rooms for Tourist
Near Flyover Bridge, Ambaji

8
Big Parking Plot for vehicles of tourists
Near Flyover Bridge, AmbajiNear Gabbar Taleti (Bottom)




Details about the temple through links:

Official Website: http://www.ambajitemple.org/





Photos of temple:

http://www.ambajitemple.org/

Temple Phone Number and Contact:

Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan Trust (SAAMDT) Trust Reg. No. A-497 (B. K.)Ambaji , Pin : 385110 , Dist : Banaskantha, Gujarat (India) Phone : 0091-02749- 262136 / 264536 / 262930 / 262636, Email: info@ambajitemple.org
Std Code-02749 Phone Number : Given above.
Other Links:


How I went:

We drove from Ahmedabad to Mehasana ( an hours drive) by 5am. Took a half hour drive from there to Modhera. This is a protected monument . There is no sun god here as the idol was taken during foreign invasion. The temple tank is such a master piece. What remains here is just the temple with excusite carvings.

From here we went to Ambaji. We first went to tirth where tonsure(takloo) is done. After that went to the temple with offerings for godess. We could get inside after a small que. There is a shiva ling slightly below ground opoosite the mata. We prayed to him and then went in line(there were 4 lines) leading to her and had a good dharshan of her.

What we did not do was go up the gabber hill (see link of temple above.). Please make it a point to go there too.

Many people come here on foot especially during durga pooja time.

Places of interest around the place:

Please refer to the temple link above.

About 2km from the temple is a Ekavan Shakthipeet where Kanchi mutt seer has installed 51 sakthi peet deities around kanchi kamatchi. It is a must visit. Ph no of temple is 02749 264151,264551.


How to reach

Nearest Airport – Ahmedabad

Nearest Rail Head/ Railway Station –

Preferred travel base: Ahmedabad.

STD Code of Ahemedabad -079 and Srisailam -08524

Railway Station code for Ahmedabad ADI Chennai- MAS, Bangalore SBC, New Delhi –NDLS,DLI or NZM, Kolkatta- HWH, Mumbai –DR,CSTM,LTT




For Internet/ Mobile Railway ticket Booking in India use

http://www.irctc.co.in/


For Travel by Private bus to and fro to any major town in India and some interstate destinations use the links below for bus booking through internet.

http://www.redbus.in/

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dimpy roy said...

Thanks for sharing your trip experience. Dedicated to the Sun God, the Sun Temple in Modhera is a relic of the Solanki Dynasty. Check out more details about Modhera Sun Temple also.

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