The Amba Maa is the manifestation of the Adyashakti. It is said that the Adyashakti is the supreme power behind the creation. According to the Hindu religious text, the Mahalakshmi is the original power she has form, and she is formless. She created three pairs to The Brahma, the Vishnu and the Maheswara. She also created three female powers the Saraswati, the Laksmi and the Parvati. The Saraswati married the Brahma and known as the Brahmani; the Lakshmi married Vishnu and known as the Vaishnavi, and the Parvati married the Maheswar and known as Maheshwari.
The legend is that in the Yagna organized by the Daksha all gods are invited except the Shiva or Maheswar. Sati, the consort of Maheswar, attended the Yagna where the Daksha slighted the Maheswar, and Sati entered into a sacrificial fire unable to bear the insult. Enraged Maheswar reached Yagnabhumi and carried the corpse of the Sati and rampage the Trilok in grief. To save the creation, Vishnu interfered and with his Chakra cut into fifty-two pieces. The places where the pieces fell are known as the Satipith. The heart of Sati fell in Ambaji and here on the Girnar Mountain. Here in the hills the mother revealed herself and left her footprint. A temple is constructed on the site, and the deity is known as Amba Maa.