It is believed that the name of city Ambala has been derived from the name of Goddess Amba, whose temple is situated in the city. It is a temple of the ancient period and has been there for a very long time. The Bhawani Amba Temple in Ambala has derived its name from the presiding Goddess of the temple. The deity is known as Amba Devi or Bhawani Devi.
It is believed that the origin of the name Ambala is done from this Devi Amba’s Temple. In ancient times this temple was considered an important pilgrim destination. The temples in Haryana are mostly of the ancient era. These primitive temples are not just places of worship. Most of these are architectural masterpieces and are treasuries of erudition and ethnicity. The temples in Haryana envelop the atmosphere of the place with a divine air. There are plenty of famous temples in the state of Haryana. The Amba Bhavani Temple, the Kali Mata Mandir in Ambala, the Shiv Temple in Gurgaon, the Bishnoi Mandir and the Sheetala Devi Temple are to name just a few of the temples. The Sheetla Devi Temple in Haryana is a prime pilgrimage point. The place is also known as Shakti Peeth because Sheetla Devi or the Goddess of Shakti is the presiding deity here.