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Goddess Vindhyavasini

Temple History

Mythologically goddess Vindhyavasini is believed to be the instant bestower of benediction. Vindhyavasini Devi Temple is situated 8 km from Mirzapur, on the banks of the holy river Ganga. It is one of the most revered Shaktipeeths of the presiding deity, Vindhyavasini Devi. The temple is visited by large number of people daily. Big congregations are held during Navratras in Chaitra (April) and Ashwin (October) months. Kajali competitions are held in the month of Jyestha (June). The temple is situated just 2 km from the Kali Khoh.

Many scriptures state that there is no other shrine as pure as Vindhyachal elsewhere in the universe. The 3 supreme powers Maha Lakshmi, Maha Kali and Maha Saraswati reside at this place.
Devi Parvati had performed meditation at this place for Lord Shiva and got the name Aparna. Lord Rama performed Shraadh – Tarpan of his ancestors at Ramganga Ghat and established the Rameshwaram Linga. He also established the Ramkunda here in Vindhyachal . Lord Vishnu received Sudarshan Chakra from Lord Shiva at this place.
Vindhyachal is situated on the Mahalalakshmi Yantra which is circled with mountain is considered as the land of power. It is a very significant place out of the 108 Shakti Peetha and 12 Maha Peeths. According to legend back of Sati had fell at this place. This place has multiple virtues.
Vindhyachal is called as Shaktipeeth, Siddhipeeth and Manidweep in scriptures.

Apart from many legends , there is also one more legend which requires special attention. As it is believed that shaktipeeths were created by cutting the body parts of Devi Sati by Sudarshan Chakra by Lord Vishnu. But this is the place and shaktipeeth where Devi chose to reside after her birth in Dwapar Yuga. At the time of birth of Lord Krishna to Devaki and Vasudeva , MahaYogini Maha Maya took birth at Nanda Baba and Yashoda at Gokul as per instruction of Lord Vishnu. Vasudeva had replaced his son Krishna with this girl child of Yashoda . When Kansa tried to kill the girl she slipped from his hands and assumed the form of Mahadevi Adishakti and anounced ” You fool , the one who is supposed to kill you is already born and vanished from this prison . Thereafter Devi chose Vindhya Mountains as her abode to live on the earth.

The aarti timings are below

Mangal Aarti – 4:00 am to 5:00 am
Raj Shree Aarti – 12:00 pm to 1:30pm
Choti Aarti – 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Badi Shayan Aarti – 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm

 

Additional Information

There are several temples of other deities in the vicinity, the most famous ones being Ashtabhuja Devi Temple and kalikhoh Temple. There is parikrama (circumambulation) which constitute:

Maa Vindhyavasini Devi Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga.
Kali khoh temple, in form of ancient cave dedicated to Goddess Maha Kali (2 km from Vindhyavasini temple) Here, the deity represents to incarnation of Hindu Goddess Durga, for killing demon Raktabeeja.
Ashtabhuja temple, dedicated to Goddess Maha Saraswati (on a hillock, 3 km from Vindhyavasini temple)As per mythology, Ashtabhuja was sister of Krishna, who came here, after relieving herself from the grip of demon Kansa, who wanted to kill her, just after her birth to Vasudeva and Devaki.

By Road : Vindhyachal is 8 kms away from Mirzapur a large city In Uttar Pradesh. So it is well connected to road .

By Rail : Vindhyachal has its own railway station on Manikpur – Mughal Sarai line. Although a small railway station many trains stop here . Other wise one can easily come from Mirzapur railway station in 20 minutes.

By Air : Varanasi is the closest airport located around 78 kms from Vindhyachal.
  • 4.00 AM to 10.30 PM
  • Contact Person: Vindhyachal Dham Trust member
  • Contact Number: 650411118
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