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Ambika Mata Temple   Jagat

About Ambika Mata Temple

Ambika Mata Mandir is a Hindu temple located in the village of Jagat, about 50 km southeast of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India. Ambika Devi, a form of Goddess Durga is the presiding deity of the temple. The temple, located in a cleft of rock possesses a number of inscriptions. The earliest one, dated 961 AD, refers to a repair made to it. Today, the temple is preserved by the State Department of Archaeology and Museum, Rajasthan.

This is a little-known temple, dating back to the tenth century with images of Durga and many other female divinities. Ambika, a form of the Hindu Goddess Durga, is the principal image in the shrine and worshipped as Shakti, a primeval source of energy. She is associated with Durga through her lion mount and is connected to the Jains through a vision advising Vimala about building his Adinath temple at Mount Abu

The temple is also known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan. There are many fine sculptures in the temple which have been excellently preserved. This pentagonal temple, enclosed by a massive rampart wall, has 17 turrets and a pagoda-like gabled roof. Exquisite details appear high on the exterior walls of the temple, above larger sculptures of gods or goddesses, with musicians, dancers, and singers of the heavenly court, as well as countless beautiful women. The richess and arrangement of the carving often has a curling vegetal motif. The theme is of a mountain palace, a heavenly abode of the gods. The tower is covered with intricate motifs, including clouds, and is surrounded by small shikhara towers which echo the surrounding mountain peaks. The architecture of the mountain palace, as the heavenly abode of the gods, echoes the temple which is their earthly residence.

As a Devi temple, most of the sculptures here represent either (1) Durga, the fierce devi, or (2) Lakshmi and other beneficent devis, or (3) Brahmani and other theoretical counterparts of the traditional (male) Hindu divinities.

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Jagat Ambika Mata Temple is named so because it is situated in the village called Jagat which is 50 km away from the city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Ambika Mata who is a divine version of goddess Durga.

The temple is also called as Rajasthan’s Khajuraho. Many fine sculptures can be seen in the temple those are preserved excellently. The temple is pentagonal in shape. A massive rampart wall encloses the temple with a gabled pagoda like roof with 17 turrets. The exterior walls of the temple have some fine and exquisite details carved in. The walls of the temple are decorated beautifully with the large sculptures of gods and goddesses along with dancers, singers and musicians from the heavenly court. Sculptures of other beautiful women can also be seen in the temple.

The interior of the temple has a vegetal motif with the theme of a mountain palace. It looks like a heavenly abode of gods. The tower of the temple is covered with intricate motif that includes clouds and is surrounded by small tower called shikhara. Being a temple dedicated to Devi, most of the sculptures present in the temple resemble to Durga, Barhmani, Lakshmi and other counterparts. The deity is worshipped as the goddess of power.

The temple has a mandap with projections on its both sides. There is a hall whose windows are beautifully ornamented with carved panels. The ceiling is in the shape of pyramid with additional alcoves. There is also a gallery which is covered with a shelter. The temple doorway is carved beautifully with exotic etchings. The whole temple is draped by their charm. The mandap’s ceiling panel is decorated and carved with multi-lobed motifs. There is also a prayer hall that has remarkable carving panel of dancing Ganesha. The temple architecture is very outstanding and attracts visitors from all over India.

Pooja Timing 6.00 AM to 7.00 PM

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