Amba Ma

Amba Ma or Divine Mother represents the power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the creation. Also called Durga, She protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego. She is a composite goddess who includes different elements of many Gods and Goddesses. She usually has eight arms, and carries the weapons of almost all the Deva. The trident is a symbol associated with Shiva, and it’s three points symbolize the creation, protection and destruction of the universe. She rides upon a lion which symbolizes that She possesses unlimited power and uses it to protect virtue and destroy evil.

Other weapons in the hands of Durga such as a mace, sword, disc, and arrow convey the idea that one weapon cannot destroy all different kinds of enemies. Different weapons must be used to fight enemies depending upon the circumstances. For example, selfishness must be destroyed by detachment, jealousy by desirelessness, prejudice by self-knowledge, and ego by discrimination.

Amba Ma puja is held every Sunday evening in the temple. Special puja is held during Navratri and Dussehra.