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Vindhyachal Devi Shaktipeeth & Vindhyachal Tourist Places

Vindhyachal Devi Shaktipeeth & Vindhyachal Tourist Places

Vindhyachal Devi Shaktipeeth & Vindhyachal Tourist Places
  • Package Prices
    ₹ 3000
  • Location: Uttar Pradesh,India -231307
  • Altitude: 25 Meters
  • Longitude: 82.3431East
  • Latitude: 25.15 North
  • 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

Vindhyavasini Shaktipeeth & Vindhyachal Tourist Places

 

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. 

 

Vindhyachal Mountain Dham

Vindhya Parvat or Vindhyachal Mountain is a small hillock with lots of water bodies, where famous Saktipeeths of Vindhyavasini is located, it is in Mirzapur Uttrapradesh. Vindhyavasini, Ashtabhuja and Kali Khoh are three main Shakti temples located on the three corners of  Vindhya Parvat.The divine trinity is worshipped here as Ma Laxmi, Ma Kali and Ma Saraswati. Bhairav temples are located around the city centre to ward off evil effects, viz., Anand Bhairav on the east, Sidhanath on the west, Kapal Bhairav on the south & Rudra Bhairav on the north side. 


Sitakund is one of the popular attractions at Vindhyachal. It is said that when Sri Ram, Sita and Lakshman were returning home after their exile, Sita became very thirsty at this place. Since water was not easily available, Lakshman pierced an arrow and immediately a fountain of water came out. In memory of Ram, Sita and Lakshman and Goddess Durga a temple was constructed. Taste & drink the water at Sitakund, After climbing 48 steps to the Sita Kund the track leads to another low hillock, where the Ashtabhuja Temple is situated Apart from its Mythological relevance, Vindhyachal is known for its beautiful natural surroundings.

 

 

Vindhya Ranges of Narmada in MP

The Vindhya Range or Vindhyachal Mountain is not to be mistaken with Vindhyachal dham, it is a chain of mountain & hill ranges, highlands and plateau escarpments wich run parallel to Narmada river and many parts of it are also called Satpura Ranges. west-central India.the range extends up to Gujarat in the west, and Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the east.The Vindhyas have a great significance in Indian mythology and history.

 

1 Day Vindyachal Dham Special Tour

 

Vidhyachal Dham Shaktipeeth Darshan Tour

 

Varanasi to Vidhyachal – Shaktipeeth Darshan Tour  with Sitakund, Bhairav Temples, Ashtabhuja Temple

 

(Varanasi - Mirzapur - Varanasi)

Duration: 1 Days 

Destination Covered: Varanasi-Mirzapur-Varanasi

Total Package Cost @ INR 3,000 For one day transportation

Suggested Itinerary


Pickup from Hotel in Varanasi at 9:00 AM & drive to Mirzapur.

Varanasi to Mirzapur takes approximatly 2 hours, 

Reach Mirzapur, City has one of the holiest places of India - The Vindhyavasini Dham.  It lies along the direction of the River Ganges with the temple of Vindhyavasini in the centre. The city is dedicated to Goddess Vindhyavasini and is one of the renowned Shaktipeethas of the country and an important religious and pilgrim centre.

It is believed that Goddess Durga had established herself here after having killed the demon king Mahishasura. Thus, Goddess Durga is also known by the name of Vindhyavasini in this area

After Darshans at Devi Mata Temple, Proceed to visit many other temples and mineral springs (locally known as Kunds) in the vicinity of the temple. 

Visit Vindhyavasini, Ashtabhuja and Kali Khoh , which are are three main Shakti temples located on the three corners of Vindhya Parvat also known as Saktipeeths. 

The divine trinity is worshipped here as Ma Laxmi, Ma Kali and Ma Saraswati. Bhairav temples are located around the city centre to ward off evil effects, viz., Anand Bhairav on the east, Sidhanath on the west, Kapal Bhairav on the south & Rudra Bhairav on the north side. ‘Kajali’ the local folk music is dedicated to Ma Vindhyavasini. All Kajali singers from north India come here to celebrate Kajali Mahotsava (Festival). People come here to seek blessings from goddess of power. 
 

Tantriks also visit this place for Tantra sadhana (Meditation).

 

Later visit Sitakund - one of the popular attractions at Vindhyachal. It is said that when Sri Ram, Sita and Lakshman were returning home after their exile, Sita became very thirsty at this place. Since water was not easily available, Lakshman pierced an arrow and immediately a fountain of water came out. In memory of Ram, Sita and Lakshman and Goddess Durga a temple was constructed. Taste & drink the water at Sitakund, After climbing 48 steps to the Sita Kund the track leads to another low hillock, where the Ashtabhuja Temple is situated Apart from its Mythological relevance, Vindhyachal is known for its beautiful natural surroundings.

Later drive back to Varanasi & drop to Hotel or airport

 

 

 

Vindhyachal tourist places

Here are the top  places to visit in Vindhyachal

1. Vindhyavasini devi temple

Vindhyavasini devi temple is located 1 kms from city center & right on the bank of the holy river Ganga.

2. Kali Khoh temple

 Kali Khoh temple  is dedicated to Kali Maa and is in the form of a cave. Goddess Kali is believed to be incarnated to kill the demon Raktabeej who had a boon that every droplet of his blood will give birth to another Raktabeej right away. 

3. Ashtabhuja temple

 Ashtabhuja temple is dedicated to goddess Saraswati. Ashtabhuja who was Lord Krishna's sister was running from King Kansa's trap in prison found a shelter here. 

 
4. Kankali devi temple

Kankali devi temple got its name from Kankal which means skeleton and Maa Kali. 

 

5. Sita kund

 Sita kund is 3 kms from city center , Legend says, Goddess Sita while returning home  felt thirsty and  Lord Lakshman pierced an arrow into the ground from where the water came out of it in the form of a fountain. 

 

6. Ramgaya ghat

 Ramgaya ghat is at a distance of about 2km from Vindhyachal and is believed to be the place where Lord Ram offered prayers for the attainment of peace for his demised fathers soul.


Vindhyachal hotels

Near the temple, there are many recommended Guest Houses and nice motels, some of the tried and tested ones are listed below

 

  • Hotel Vindhya Residency
  • Birla Guest House
  • Shri Gyan Bhavan Yatri Niwas
  • Kamla Yatri Niwas
     

 

Vindhyachal to varanasi

Vindhyachal to Varanasi is about 70 kms via NH19 & just takes approx 1 hour 30 minutes.
 

 

Vindhyachal railway station/Vindhyachal temple nearest railway station

Vindhyachal railway station is a small railway station in Mirzapur district, Uttar Pradesh. Its code is BDL. It connects Pilgrims coming from all over India with the Vindhyavasini Dham. It serves Vindhyachal city. The station consists of 3 platforms. 
Address: Kantit, Vindhyachal, Rasulpur Urf Shivpur, Uttar Pradesh 231307, India
Elevation: 86 m
Station code: BDL

From Vindhyachal Railway Station, Vindhyavasini Temple is 5-6 minutes walking Distance.


 

Vindhyachal temple history
 

Maa vindhyavasini story

 


 

Vindhyachal mandir photo

 

Vindhyachal Temple photos
 

Vindhyachal station to Temple distance is only 5 minutes walk.
 

 

 

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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