Goddess Durga

Temple History

The Adhar Devi Temple is an ancient 5500 years old temple dedicated to the Goddess Durga. Adhar Devi Temple is one of the popular religious sites in Mount Abu. It is located three kilometers north of the main town of Mount Abu.

The Adhar Dev temple is also known as Arbuda Devi temple, as it is considered one of the Shaktipeeth. This temple is reached going up to 365 staircase carved in the mountain. The temple itself is placed inside a rocky crack and is reached by crawling through a small opening in the cave. Mount Abu was originally called Arbudanchal, named after Arbuda Devi.

As per popular legend of the locality, the temple was named after the 'Adhar' (Adhar meaning the lip ) of the Goddess Durga, which fell at this site and was found hanging in mid-air.

Another legend says that once there was a snake named “Arbud” brought Nandivardhan to the hill and he had a boon from the Lords that all the 33 crores of devas will reside in it. Hence, the place is called “Arbuda Devi” and it is believed that you can have the blessings of all the devas here in one place.

Pilgrims gather in the temple in huge number to offer their prayers to the god. The Navaratri festival is the main festival is grandly celebrated here and during the 9 days of the festival the quantity of pilgrims increases.

One has to reach the temple by climbing 365 steps. But the efforts are worth as you can see the whole city from its top. And have the picturesque view of the forest as well the city together. The whole temple is carved beautifully from rocks and the shrine is said to be residing inside one huge cave carvings. It is one of the most beautiful cave temples in India.


Additional Information

Mount Abu is a very famous hill station in Rajasthan. There are many Dharamshalas and Hotels available at very reasonable cost. Visitor or d
evotee can find all types of food through out Abu.

Mount Abu Bus Stand is just 2 kms from the temple.

Abu road railway station is 28.7 kms from here. It is well connected with the major cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ajmer and Jaipur.

Buses, taxis and private transport is available from the bus stand and railway stations.

Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur, Rajasthan is the nearest airport in 177 kms distance.
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  • Contact Person: Temple Office
  • Contact Number: 09414153553, 080058 51972