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Vindhyachal Devi Shaktipeeth

Vindhyachal Devi Shaktipeeth

Vindhyachal Devi Shaktipeeth
  • Location: Uttar Pradesh,India -231307
  • Nearest Airport: Varanasi ( 70 Kms)
  • Nearest Train Station: Mirzapur
  • How to reach: By Air: Nearest Airport Varanasi is about 70 kms. By Train: Mirzapur is the nearest railway station.From Mirzapur bus or cab can be hired. By Road: Regular bus services connect Vindhyachal to the nearby towns like Mirzapur,Varanasi,Allahabad etc.
  • Season to Visit: Devotees can visir round the year, especially on both Navratri Chaitra's (April) & Ashwin (Oct.) months, Shivratri, Shravan month, Kajali Mahotsava

About Vindhyavasini Shaktipeeth 

The famous Vindhyavasini Devi  Temple situated on the banks of the River Ganga is a Shakti Peeth dedicated to Goddess Kali.

The temple is situated in Vindhyachal, 8 km from Mirzapur District Heaquarter and 70kms from Varanasi.It is one of the most revered Shaktipeeths of the presiding deity, Vindhyavasini Devi. The idol of Goddess Kali is also known as Kajali Devi by the locals. Godess Kali is an embodiment of benediction and love. 

 

Worship of Vindhyavasini

Godess Vindhyavasini or Kajali Devi is worshipped in the form of an 5 feet tall Black idol adorned with sliver eyes,bangles,necklace,garlands mounted on a lion sitauted in a sanctum called Garbagriha.The exterior alcoves are enshrined with shivlingas and gigantic statue of Lord Hanuman. There are big yagna kundas to perform hawans.

 

It is believed that Goddess Durga had established herself here after killing the demon king Mahishasura. Thus, Goddess Durga is also known by the name of Vindhyavasini in this area. In the latter years, the goddess had also defeated Shumbha and Nishumbha. Apart from its Mythological relevance, Vindhyachal is known for its beautiful natural surroundings.

                                          

 

Sacred Temples in Vindhyavasini Devi 

There are several temples of other deities in the vicinity, the most famous ones being Ashtabhuja Devi Temple and Kalikhoh Temple, which constitute the Trikona Parikrama (circumambulation). The Vindhyavasini Devi Temple, the Ashtabhuja temple, dedicated to Goddess Mahasaraswati (on a hillock, 3 km from Vindhyavasini temple) and the Kali khoh temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali (2 km from Vindhyavasini temple) form the Trikon Parikrama.

     

Other sacred places in the town are  Sita Kund, Kali Khoh, Budeh Nath temple, Narad Ghat, Gerua talab, Motiya talab, Lal Bhairav and Kal Bhairav temples, Ekdant Ganesh, Sapta Sarovar, Sakshi Gopal temple, Goraksha-kund, Matsyendra kund, Tarkeshwar Nath temple and Bhairav kund.

 

Temple  & Aarti Timings

Maa Vindhyavasini Temple closes at 12:00 am except in Navratras and opens 4:00 am in the morning. Immeditaely after opening, 'Mangla Aarti' is performed and devotees are allowed to seek blessings from Devi Mata from 5:00 am. The temple is again closed at 12 Noon for 'Bhog Aarti' and is re-opens at 1:30 pm. The temple is again closed for 'Chotti Aarti'  at 7:15 pm and re-opened at 8:15 pm. At 9:30 pm the temple is closed for 'Badi Aarti' and opened again for devotees at 10:30 pm.

'Sringar' of Maa Vindhyavasini is done 4 times in 24 hours.

Mangla Aarti - 4:00 am to 5:00 am in the morning 

Bhog Aarti - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the afternoon 

Chotti Aarti - 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm in the evening 

Badi Aarti - 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm in the night

 

Temple Timing during Navratri

During Navratras the temple is closed only four times for one hour each and remains open to devotees for the remaining 20 hours-

Mangla Aarti - 3:00 am to 4:00 am in the morning 
Bhog Aarti - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the afternoon 
Chotti Aarti - 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm in the evening 
Badi Aarti - 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm in the night

 

Offerings to Devi Ji

Devotees can get the Shringar of Devi Vindhyavasini done by paying for the Shringaar which starts from Rs. 1,100/-  and can go upto any amount depending on the wish of the devotee. Majore items included in Shringar are  Saree,Jewellery,Milk,Curd,Honey,Dry Fruits,Turmeric Powder,Camphor,Sandal wood,Fruits, etc

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