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About Ambad

Ambad is a small city and municipal council in Maharashtra’s Jalna district. It is the second largest city in Maharashtra in terms of population. It is famous for the temple of Goddess Matsyodari which is located in the heart of the city. Several people from within the city as well as other parts of the state visit the temple to seek blessings from the goddess. The place is especially crowded with devotees around the Dussehra festival.


History of Ambad

It is said that this name was given to the city by the Hindu Raja, Ambar Rishi. It is said that this king was a huge devotee of a goddess on a rock hill that looked quite like a fish and, hence, the goddess was named Matsyodari meaning in the stomach of fish.

Geography of Ambad

The city is situated at 18.07°N 75.37°E. It has an average elevation of 1,740 feet.

Culture of Ambad

The culture of Ambad is quite like the other cities in Maharashtra. People belonging to various castes and creed live in harmony here and almost all the festivals including Holi, Diwali, Ganesh Pooja, Navratri, Eid and Christmas are celebrated here.

Tourism in Ambad

The city does not include any tourist spots but includes the famous Goddess Matsyodari Temple that attracts several visitors each year.

Religious Spots

Let us learn more about this revered religious place and other religious spots in and around Ambad:

Matsyodari Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Matsyodari, this temple was built by Ahilya Devi Holkar. Numerous devotees of the Goddess visit the temple to offer prayers especially around the Dussehra festival which is celebrated with great pomp and show here.

Ganpati Temple: The temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha also sees several visitors from within the city as well as outside.

Balaji Mandir Gosavi, Swami Samartha Mandir, Ram Mandir, Usmaniya Masjid, Qadam Rasul Masjid and Sadguru Achutashram Swami Math are among the other religious spots located here.

Accommodation Options

There are no hotels and guest houses located in Ambad. However, you can get a good number of accommodation options nearby if you plan to visit the city.

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