Vindhyavasini Devi Temple Uttar Pradesh Full Details

Vindhyavasini Devi Temple Uttar Pradesh Full Details

  • Locality/village : Vindhyachal
  • State : Uttar Pradesh
  • Country : India
  • Nearest City/Town : Mirzapur
  • Best Season To Visit : All
  • Languages : Hindi & English
  • Temple Timings : 5.00 AM and 10.00 PM.
  • Photography : Not Allowed .

Vindhyavasini is name of a benevolent aspect of Devi Amba or Durga. Vindhyavasini temple is located at Vindhyachal, 8 km away from Mirzapur on the banks of river Ganges, in Uttar Pradesh.

Vindhyavasini Devi Temple Uttar Pradesh Full Details

Vindhyavasini Devi Temple History

The goddess gets her name from Vindhya Range and the name Vindhyavasini, literally means, she who resides in Vindhya. As it is believed that the Shaktipeeths were created on earth, where the body parts of Sati fell. But Vindhayachal is the place and a Shaktipeeth, where the Devi had chosen to reside after her birth. At the time of the birth of Krishna as 8th Child of Devaki-Vasudeva, Maha-Yogini Mahamaya has taken birth at same time at Nanda-Yashoda and as per the instruction from God Vishnu, Vasudev had replaced Krishna with this girl child of Yashoda. When Kansa tried to kill this girl child she escaped from the hand of Kansa and turned into Devi form and informed him that Oh!! You fool!! The one who will kill you is already born and safe and vanished from the prison of Mathura. Thereafter, she choose Vindhyachal mountains to reside, where her temple is located at present.

The temple is one of the most revered Shakti Peethas of India. The Vindhyavasini Devi is also known popularly by name of Kajala devi. Goddess Kali is adorned in the form of Vindhyavasini Devi.

Vindhyavasini Devi Daily  Poojas And Festivals

This temple Opening & Closing times is 5.00 AM and 10.00 PM. During this period major part of the Goddess Durga rituals are performed. Archana, Aarti and Abhisekham are the daily pujas performed. The huge number of crowds visit the temple, especially during Navaratri in Hindu months of Chaitra and Ashwin. In month of Jyeshtha, the Kajali competition, a folk genre are held here.

How To Reach The Temple Vindhyavasini Devi

Mirzapur is the closest railhead. Vindhyachal has regular bus services to the nearby towns. The nearest railway station is at Mirzapur. Regular bus services connect Vindhyachal to the nearby towns.

Additional Information

There is a temple of Mahasaraswati named Ashtbhuja Temple, 3 km away on a hillock and a temple of goddess Kali in cave called Kali khoh temple. The pilgrims prefer to visit these three temples, which is a part of rite called Trilokan Parikrama.

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