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Ambernath, Maharashtra, India



Ambreshwar is the main deity of this temple, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Here deity is in form of Shiva Linga and is Swayambhu.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - March to May (39°C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (35°C during the day and 25°C during night)Lowest - December to February (34°C during day and 16°C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Ulhasnagar Bus Stand
450 MTRS 022-25332504
Kalyan Junction
8.7 KM 139
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
48.5 KM ‎022-66851010


The temple is carved out of stone in Hemadpanthi architectural style of construction and is known for its resemblance with the famous Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu in Rajasthan. The temple is built with black basalt stone. The main attraction of this shrine is the marvelous architectural designs carved on the walls and ceilings that grab the attention of the visitors. The beautiful images of Lord Shiva in different moods, including his renowned dancing pose, adorn the ceilings and pillars. To reach the Garbhagriha, one has to descend 20 steps. There is a Swayambhu (self-manifested) linga enshrined under the open sky in the inner sanctum. A statue of Nandi Bull is located at the center of the main porch of the temple. There are two more porches one each on the north and east side. The category of the temple is a subset of the Vesara style, a combination of Nagara and Dravidian architecture.

The temple has no central spire today, but remains of the spire have been excavated. Even without the spire, the temple rises to up to 21 meters high. The main entrance is from the western porch where two Nandis (bulls) stand guard. There are two more porches - one each on the north and east side. The outer wall is fluted to accommodate as many sculptures as possible in the cardinal niches - the most unique of which is the Hari-Hara-Pitamaha-Surya adorning the eastern wall as a centerpiece and portraying Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma and Surya together. The Sabhagruha has a central raised altar, bound by four pillars topped by a richly carved trabeate dome. The rest of the Sabhagruha is occupied by 14 pillars, each with a ornamental Ghatakam and detailed Dhaarvahakas (load-bearing supports). The height of the pillars ranges from 10-12 feet with the ceiling rising up to 14 feet. The Garbhagruha (sanctum sanctorum) is a subterranean chamber and can be accessed by climbing down a flight of steps. The sanctum is a neat square with the ceiling rising high above it. Owing to the fallen spire, it is open to the skies and houses two ‘Shiv Linga’s. The stepped and faceted outer wall houses lots of sculptures that are a treat to identify. The temple is held up by a layer of about 250 elephants called ‘Gaj-thar,’ literally meaning ‘a layer of elephants’. The layer above it houses about 70 Mithuna, Shrungara sculptures. Just outside the north porch is a smaller temple, adjoining the super-structure. The entire temple surroundings measure 50 meters by 35 meters with a small stream to the west.

Religious Significance

One belief suggests that the temple was constructed by the Pandava brothers of the epic Mahabharta fame for taking a night refuge during their period of exile (vanvaas). They could not complete the structure which is reflected even today in the missing roof directly above the main sanctum area (Garbha Griha) of the temple. It is also said that there is a km–long passageway which was used by the Pandavas to escape which lies shut and locked today.


Ambernath is built in 982 by the Shilahara king Chittaraja, later renovated by his son Mumunni in 1060 A.D.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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