There are many inscriptions that narrate numerous endowments
made to this outstanding shrine by mighty rulers either at her
behest or by her grace. And they date back to 8th century A.D.
Credit goes to Gujarat for having nurtured Pasupata cult of Lakulisa,
the supposed incarnation of Lord Siva, born at Kayavaroha in about
the 2nd century A.D. He was responsible for establishing his
Pasupata Math at Somnath. As worship of Sakti being closely
with that of Siva, there is abundant scope for the former to reach
all corners of the world soon. The story goes that Siddaraja
Jaysimha installed 1,000 Siva lingas around Sahasralinga lake, which
he filled with the waters of river Saraswati, in addition to
establishing of 108 peethas with Goddess Harsiddha in the centre,
which is another name for Ambaji. Though Sakthi is worshipped in
countless aspects and names like Lalita, Bala, Tulja, Srikula and
Gujarat, the worship of Ambaji takes precedence over others.