Among the must ancient Saktipeethas extant in the
state of Gujarat Ambika of Arasur occupies enviable and has a
history unrivalled. She is popularly known throughout
Gujarat and Maharastra as Ambaji, and is as famous as Tirupati
Balaji to ardent devotees living in India and abroad. Though there
are two more Saktipeethas - one at Chunaval called goddess Bala, and
the other at Pavgadh called Kali, they pale into significance before
this goddess, worshipped by lacs of devotees belonging to all castes
and religions. Its catholicity is evidenced by countless worshippers
belonging to other religions, like Muslims, Parsis, Jains,
Buddhists, besides millions of Hindus of all castes and classes.
This place is sanctified by the presence of Mother Sakti's left
breast that fell on Mahavishnu's cutting the dead body of Sati with
His Sudarsana Chakra, when earned by Rudra Shankar, on her burning
herself in the sacrificial fire, due to unbearable humiliation
heaped upon her by none but her own father Dhaksha.