Vindhyachal, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
Vindhyachal pronunciation is a town in -District of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The city is a Hindupilgrimage site having the temple of Vindhyavasini, who according to Markandeya Purana had incarnated to kill the demon Mahishasura. The detailed description has been given in ‘Durga Saptashati’ Chapter of Markandeya Purana. The river Gangaflows through this city. The Indian Standard Time (IST) line passes through the Vindhyachal railway station.
Legend / Local stories
Vindhyachal 70 km. (one and a half hour drive) from Varanasi, is a renowned religious city dedicated to Goddess Vindhyavasini. 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 Siddhapeeths 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.
How to Reach:
The nearest Airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, at Babatpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, which is approximately 72 Kilometres from Ma Vindhyavasini Temple, Vindhyachal.
The nearest Railway Station is ‘Vindhyachal’ (Indian Railway code-BDL), approx one Kilometre from Ma Vindhyavasini Temple, Vindhyachal. ‘Vindhyachal’ Railway Station is located on very busy Delhi-Howrah route and Mumbai- Howrah Route. Although not all, but reasonable number of trains have stoppage at ‘Vindhyachal’ railway station. For more options of Trains, choose Railway Station ‘Mirzapur’ (Indian Railway code-MZP), approx nine Kilometre from Ma Vindhyavasini Temple, Vindhyachal.
The most convenient way to reach Vindhyachal by Road is through National Highway 2 (NH 2), popularly known as Delhi- Kolkata Road. On the National Highway 2 (NH 2) road, which is incidentally part of Asian Highway 1 (AH1), take turn Southward, either at Gopiganj or Aurai, both places between Allahabad and Varanasi. After crossing Holy River Ganga, through Shastri Bridge, via State Highway 5, you will easily reach Vindhyachal. We want to specifically alert you about the pathetic condition of the State Highway 5 road, which connects National Highway 2 (NH 2) to Shastri Bridge. The distance between Aurai and Ma Vindhyavasini Temple, Vindhyachal is only approx 19 Kilometres; and distance between Gopiganj and Ma Vindhyavasini Temple, Vindhyachal is approx 25 Kilometres, but these small distances take approximately one hour due to bad condition of road. The distance between Varanasi and Ma Vindhyavasini Temple, Vindhyachal is approx. 63 Kilometres, and it takes around one and half to two hours of drive. If you want to use Public Transport, sufficient number of Uttar Pradesh State Transport Buses is available from Allahabad and Varanasi, the exact timings of the same may be ascertained from UPSRTC contact numbers.