Shri Ambika Niketan Temple - A Religious Popular Place to Visit in Surat City

Ambe Ji Mandir Surat
Shri Ambika Niketan Temple Surat

Shri Ambika Niketan Temple Surat is the famous temple of Hindu Goddess Maa Durga. It is popularly known as Ambe Ji, Ambe Maa temple, and Ambaji Mandir in Surat. Ambika is the name of the Goddess Shakti or Adi Sakti. Goddess Ambika has eight arms that hold multiple things and weapons. You can see the very beautiful statue of Maa Ambika in the temple. Ambika Niketan temple is considered a very important religious place in Surat. You can feel the spiritual vibration inside of Ambe Maa temple.

Ambika Niketan Surat Photo
New Bike at Ambaji Mandir Surat for Blessing of Ambika Maa

Shri Ambika Niketan Mandir is situated at the banks of the Tapti River. You can see also the Tapti River from the temple of Ambe Ji. During the Navratri, Ambe Ji Mandir is very crowded and a long queue to the darshan of Maa Ambika. Surat's local people come to Ambaji temple when they purchase new vehicles such as bikes, scooty, cars, etc, and want to get blessed with Maa Ambika blessing with him. Temple is neat & cleaned and well maintained.

There are daily more than 3000 devotes that come to Ambika Niketan temple surat to get blessed by Maa Ambeji. During Navratri, the devotee's crowd is reached over 10000 daily.

Ambika Niketan Temple Surat History

Shri Ambika Niketan Mandir Surat is almost 50 years old and was built by Maa Ambika's devotee Late Smt Bharti Maiya in the year 1969. You can see the statue of Smt Bharti Maiya on the ground floor of the temple. Ambika Niketan Temple is a two-storied building. On the first floor, you can see the statue of Goddess Ambika and other Gods' statues such as Lord Shiva, Laxmi Narayan, etc.

Best Time to Visit Ambika Niketan Surat

The best time to visit Shri Ambika Niketan Mandir Surat is during the Navratri in October or November. You can also go there in February or March. During the rainy and summer seasons temple is less crowded. As per my opinion for any temple, the best time to go there is morning time. But you can go to Ambika Niketan Mandir in the evening time also from 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm. 

Ambika Niketan Temple Timing

Shri Ambika Niketan temple opens daily for the devotees. So you can go there any day. During Hindu festivals, the opening and closing timing of Ambaji Mandir Surat's timing can be a little bit changed as per requirement. Ambaji Mandir's surat timetable is given below.
  • Opening time: In the Morning from 06:00 am to 12:00 pm and in the Evening 03:00 pm to 08:00 pm.
  • Closing time: In the Afternoon from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm.
I will suggest going to the Ambaji temple in the morning time.

Ambika Niketan Temple Visiting Time Duration

Ambika Niketan Temple is situated in good places in Surat near the banks of the Tapi River. Maa Ambe Ji devotees who come here generally expense 1-2 hours here for getting relaxed and get charged with positive energy. You can completely see the temple in 1 hour also.

Facilities at Ambika Niketan Temple

Surat Ambaji Mandir time table
Prasad and other shops at Ambaji Mata Mandir Surat Gujarat
  • Two and four-wheeler vehicle parking facility is there with good space for normal days.
  • There are various types of shops including sweets, Prasad, snacks, toys, religious items, and many more types.
  • The drinking water facility is available inside the Ambeji temple.
  • Fooding and lodging facilities at cheap rates also available for devotees who come here from far away.

Shri Ambika Niketan Trust

Shri Ambika Niketan temple is run and maintained by the Shri Ambika Niketan Trust. Shri Ambika Niketan Trust also runs an old age home for old peoples. It is a charitable trust.

How to Reach Shri Ambika Niketan Temple Surat

Ambe Maa Temple Surat Gujarat
Shri Ambika Niketan Temple Entry Gate On-Road

Surat is a very famous city in Gujarat. So reaching Surat is very convenient from anyway in India. You can go by Bus, Train or by Air. The railway is the most preferred way of transport for the nearby cities' peoples to reach Surat. The frequency of trains between Mumbai to Surat is very good.

Shri Ambika Niketan Temple is situated in the main Surat at Dumas road near Parle Point and very popular among the local people. So reaching the temple is not a big task. The distance from the Surat center to the Ambaji temple is only approximately 7 km. Ambeji temple is 8 km from the Surat railway station.

You can get easily the city bus, Vikram or Auto for Ambika Niketan Temple from the Surat railway station, bus stand, or any place in Surat. They will drop you at the entry gate of the temple. The main temple is approximately half km far away from the entry gate of the temple.

Address of Shri Ambika Niketan Temple Surat

If you ask as Shri Ambika Niketan temple then maybe anyone not tells you the temple address but if you asked as Ambaji Mandir or Ambaji temple then you definitely get the exact address by anyone. For more convenience, I mention the address of the temple here.

Shri Ambika Niketan
Dumas Rd, Parle Point, 
Athwalines, Athwa, 
Surat, 395007
Phone: 0261 222 6600

Dress code at Ambika Niketan Ambaji Temple Surat

In late 2019, Ambika Niketan Temple Trust decided to apply the dress code for youngsters or above 12 years of peoples. As per the new dress code, entry is restricted for those people who are above 12 years and wear skimpy outfits.

There is also a notice board outside the temple for devotees who wore half pants, skirts. If they want to enter inside Ambaji Mandir Surat they must be decently dressed.

TouristBug’s Recommendations

  • On Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday the temple is more crowded than normal so if you don't like the crowd you can avoid going on these days.
  • If you going to Ambika Niketan temple Surat in the evening. I recommend that you must participate in the Maa Ambe Ji Aarti in the evening. You will definitely get blessed by Maa Ambe Ji.
  • At Shri Ambika Niketan Mandir, the parking facility is there but the capacity is low. So during any Hindu festivals like Navratri, parking two or four-wheelers is difficult in the temple parking area.
  • Photography is not allowed inside the main temple but you can take photos outside.
  • You can also visit the Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul in Surat. It is also a nice place to visit once if you are in Surat.

Nearby Tourist Places to Visit in Surat

Surat city has many things to visit such as sea beaches, nature parks, wildlife zoos, religious places, and many more things.

You can visit Dumas sea beach, Dandi sea beach, Sarthana Nature Park, Dutch Garden, Sardar Patel Museum, Swaminarayan temple, Vansada National Park, etc.

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