Bhupendra Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat, inaugurated the three days Shree 51 Shaktipeeth Parikrama Mahotsav at Ambaji Temple by lighting the lamp on 8th April. The Ambaji Temple, located in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat, is also one of the 51 Shaktipeeths.
On Friday evening, CM Bhupendra Patel also launched a light and sound show that showcases the 51 Shaktipeeths in India and the neighboring countries. The light and sound show was built using ₹13.33 crores and allows visitors to experience all the Shaktipeeths using audio-visual aids.
The Holy Pilgrimage Development Board, along with Shri Arasuri Amba Mataji Devasthan Trust, have finished the work of setting up carbon copies of 51 Shakipeeths. The replicas are located along the path that leads to the Gabbar hilltop.
According to the shrine’s website, the idea of replica temples was developed to give Goddess Shakti followers “darshan” of all 51 Shakti Peeths ‘at one spot and in one lifetime.’
Earlier this day, PM also tweeted about the inauguration function, urging all to witness this grand occasion. In one of his other tweets, PM Modi said that the development work done by Patel’s Government in Ambaji Teerthdham is praiseworthy and is going to facilitate devotees.