Ambad is a city and a municipal council in Jalna district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Ambad is notable for its temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Matsyodari. In October of each year, devotees of the goddess gather in Ambad for the Hindu festival of Dashahara. A local tradition claims that the name "Ambad" was given to this city by a Hindu Raja named Ambar Rishi. According to this tradition, Raja Ambar would worship the goddess on a rock hill which resembled a fish. Because of this fish-shaped rock hill, the goddess was named Matsyodari ("in the stomach of fish"). The temple was constructed by Ahilya Devi Holkar, who also has developed Ambad by constructing Pushkarini and Kavandi (water reservoirs). Ambad is 2nd by population in Jalna district. There is Government Polytechnic College located in a city, means there are two Govt.Polytechnic Colleges in Jalna district,one in Ambad and other in Jalna.City has one Municipality on court road.
Ambad City is also Famous for " Dattajayanti Sangeet Mahotsav", it was started in 1923 by Pandit Bappasaheb Jalgaonkar & after that his son Pandit Govindrao Jalgaonkar given it broader image. This Festival is purely based on Indian Classical Music. Gayanacharya Pandit Govindrao Jalgaonkar was a Famous Classical Singer of Agra Gharana, his native place was Bhanag Jalgaon which is very nearer to Ambad city.He was very famous for "Tappa gayaki".