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Vindhyachal - In The Heart Of The Vindhyas


Located on the banks of the holy Ganges, Vindhyachal is a major Shakti Peeth in India. According to Hindu epics and scriptures, it is considered to be the abode of Goddess Durga. Legend has it that the revered goddess chose Vindhyachal as her place of abode after killing demon Mahishasura.

During its heyday, Vindhyachal boasted temples and monuments, all of which were destroyed during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. However, some of them still survive today.

Of Temples And Scenic Splendours

Vindhyachal is a major pilgrim centre for the Hindus. It is located in the district of Mirzapur, which itself is known for several magnificent edifices belonging to the Victorian era. Besides the temples, the scenic beauty of Vindhyachal is an added attraction.

The area is also blessed with lush-green forests. With its beautiful temples and scenic surroundings, Vindhyachal is a perfect destination for those who wish to get away from the madding crowds.

Tourist Places In And Around Vindhyachal

There are several attractions in Vindhyachal including the Sita Kund, a pond dedicated to Sita and dating to the Ramayana era. Then there is the Kalikoh Temple, an ancient shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali. Also visit the Rameshwar Mahadev Temple, where according to legend, Rama installed the Shivalinga. The Ashtabhuja Devi Temple is dedicated to the goddess Ashtbhuja, who was the daughter of Yashoda, the foster mother of Lord Krishna.

The Vindhyavasini Devi Temple honours the patron goddess of Vindhyachal. The Vindhyavasini Jayanti Samaaroh or festival is also held to commemorate the birthday of Vindhyavasini.

How To Reach Vindhyachal

Vindhyachal is well connected by road and can be reached from Varanasi by rail and air.

Best Time To Visit Vindhyachal

The ideal time to make a visit to Vindhyachal is from October to March.

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    The nearest railway station is Varanasi, which has two major railway stations, Varanasi Junction and Mughal Sarai Junction, which is about 15 kilometers to the east of the city. There are multiple daily services to Varanasi from cities such as Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata. From Varanasi, you can take a taxi, or a private/public transport bus to reach Vindhyanchal.
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    The nearest airport is Varanasi airport which is about 74 kms from Vindhyanchal. From here, you can take a taxi, or a private/public transport bus to reach Vindhyanchal.
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