Name of the Temple
Sri Vindhyavasini Temple
Period of origin
Before 2000 years
Name of deity
Moolavar: Devi Parvati
Sthala Theertham: Ganga
As per legends , 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 to Nanda gopa and Yashoda at Gokul as per instruction of Lord Vishnu. Vasudeva had replaced his son Krishna with this girl child of Yashoda . When Kamsa 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 idol is black in color, 5 feet tall. This idol is situated in a very small sanctum called Garbagriha . There are two queues from which the devotee can enter Garbagriha .The legs of the Devi rest on her mount Lion . The eyes of the Devi are adorned with silver metal which gives special effects when you look her. The Devi is also adorned with all the ornaments like crown , bangles , necklaces , rings etc. all made of Gold. The whole idol is covered flowers and garlands. One is allowed to touch the feet of Devi and submit offerings. Overall a soul refreshing experience.
Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam has given special importance and special mention to Vindhyavasini Shakti Peeth out of its 108 Shaktipeeths. Every years lakhs of devotees from every corner of India come here of both the Navaratri. Thousands of saints come to Vindhyachal Dham and Vindhya mountains for performing nine days penance and meditation. Every day the temple has huge crowd of devotees.
Many scriptures state that there is no other shrine as pure as Vindhyachal elsewhere in the universe. The three 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 to 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.
Temple is located in Vindhyachal, 8km far from Mirzapur, and around 80km far from Allahabad (Prayag) on the banks of the holy River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
4 am to 10 pm
Temple Telephone Number:
+91-9415689576, 9651630326, 9651308686 ,9839027616
Sri Vindhyavasini Temple
Maa Vindhya vasini dhaam,