The Arbuda Devi Temple is one of the Shakti Peethas found in India. It is located in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. It is situated about 3 km to the north west of Mount Abu which is the only hill station of Rajasthan.
The Adhar Devi or the Arbuda Devi Temple can be reached by climbing up 365 stairs carved into the mountain. The temple itself is located inside a rocky cleave and is reached by crawling through a small opening into the cave.
The Arbuda Devi is said to have formed out of the “adhar” which fell from Sati’s Body when it was cut into pieces by the Sudarshana Chakra in order to prevent the Shiva’s Tandava. It is one of the important shakti peetas and is worshipped by thousands of devotees from across the region.
The navaratri festival is celebrated grandly for nine days in this temple. The Temple contains beautiful statues and those that make the effort to climb the stairs are rewarded with many picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and forests.
The peace and sanctity of this place ensures to rejuvenate the minds of visitors. The temple campus also accommodates temples of Neelkanth Mahadev, Durga and Ganesh. The days of Chaitra Purnima and Vijayadashami are celebrated grandly and many fairs are organised which attract thousands of people from all over the world.