Besides, celebration of annual festivals merits
mention and is being carried on with great devotional zeal.
In fine, Arbuda Devi temple is a cave temple chiselled out of
a huge rock lying to the North Civil station and its pull is decidedly great.
She is the tutelary goddess of Abu, installed in the dim past in a small but
sanctified place, forming out of a cleft on one side of the hill. An ascent of
400 steps through a shady mango grove leads to this, and it attracts the
citizens more. Every visitor is lured to a pond called Doodh Bacli, which
narrates a strange story. Tradition relates that it was a step well of pure milk
for the exclusive use of gods and sages in the days of yore. The water being
milky white, it gives sanction to the belief and hence attraction. The goddess
is known for infinite compassion and hence unflinching faith and stead fast
devotion. A visit-worthy place of great spiritual significance.
It lies in
the heart of Abu, the hill, resort accessible by walk from the Dilwara temple.