Operation to remove around 200 honeycombs on and around Ambaji Gabbar hills begins

Ambaji (Gujarat):

The darshan in famous Mool Shaktipeeth/Gabbar Jot temple at Gabbar hills near Ambaji temple in North Guajrat and the 51 Shaktipeeth parikrama there has been halted for two days from today for clearance of around 200 honeycombs around it.

However the puja and darshan at Ambaji temple situated at around 2 to 2.5 km from there was on as usual.

Media Convener of Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Devasthan Trust (SAAMDT) , Ashish Raval said that owing to the honeycombs, the bees sometimes attacked the devotees going to the Gabbar temple especially during summers.

The trust, which also look after the Gabbar Jot temple, decided to take help of the local tribal people to remove the honeycombs. Teams of such people have been made and they have been deployed in the job of removing around 200 honeycombs.

‘To go to Gabbar temple one has to travel around 2 to 2.5 km and then either climb up 999 steps stair or take a rope way,’ he informed

It is first time that the decision to halt the darshan and cordon off the whole area to clear up the honeycombs has been taken.

He said that the date of April 11 and 12 was finalized for the same deliberately as there won’t be much rush at the Ambaji temple on these dates. At least half of the devotees who come to Ambaji temple also visit Gabbar hills.


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