Ambika Niketan Temple stands by the side of River Tapi in Surat. The two-storied structure, built in the year 1969, houses the idol of Ashtabhuja Ambika – an avatar of Shakti. Goddess Ambika has ashtabhuja, meaning eight hands, and is seen looking graceful in a beautiful sari, smiling sweetly to bless all her followers. Devotees visit all over the year, but at the time of festivals, especially Navratri, the temple assumes a special look and is thronged by people from all over Surat. Small shrines of Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lord Shiva and Lord Laxminarayan are also located in the temple.
Parle Point, Athwa Lines
Surat, Gujarat - 395007