The temple of Ambaji is recognised as one of the original "Shakti Pithas" where, accordingto the ancient scriptures written about the goddess the heart of the Goddess Ambaji fell to earth when her body was dismembered. It is said that the tonsorial ceremony of Shri Krishna was performed at Ambaji! Many of them go there on foot, which is particularly enriching as it happens immediately after the monsoon, when the landscape is rich with greenery, streams are full of sparkling water and the air is fresh.
Bhadra Purnima is one of the biggest festivals of Gujarat, popularly known as the Ambaji Bhadra Purnima. This is because the festival is celebrated at Ambaji, a village which derives its name from the shrine located here. The village is situated at the foothills of Mount Aravalli. Ambaji shrine is dedicated to Goddess Ambaji, held in great regard by the people of the region. It is the main shrine of the Goddess in Gujarat. The place finds reference in as early as 746 AD, but its actual origin is still unknown.
The festival is organized on the full moon day of the Bhadrapad, according to the Hindi Calendar. A number of farmers and agriculturists assemble here to worship at the shrine. Bhavai, the folk drama of the state, and Garba performances are organized to celebrate the occasion. Saptshati, the seven hundred verses in the praise of the Goddess are read in the temple. Devotees attend these assemblies and worship the Goddess to seek Her blessings. A huge fair is also held here at this occasion.
Date :- Amabji Festival / Bhadrapad Ambaji Fair/ Bhadarvi Poonam (Proposed Dates)– 26th Aug to 2nd Sept 2020 ( end on full moon date i.e imp date for this festival would be 1 or 2nd Sept 2020)
Disclaimer: You are requested to check the exact dates with us before finalizing your travel plans for this festival. Please note "these dates may vary according to Hindu Calendar"