Vindhyavasini Devi Temple, Vindhyachal

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Goddess Vindhyasini Devi, as the name suggests is the patron goddess of Vindhyanchal, a town in Mirzapur district in Uttar Pradesh. According to scriptures, she is the incarnation of goddess Durga. Her ‘aasan’ or seat is regarded as one of the most revered Shaktipeeths among the Hindu devotees.

Vindhyavasini Devi is also popularly known as Kajala Devi among the locals and is regarded as an incarnation of love and compassion.

Vindhyavasini Devi Temple is a huge building and is located in the middle of the busy bazaar of Vindhyanchal city. The shrine boasts of the idol of goddess sitting on the back of a lion. The idol is carved in black stone.

The temple complex also houses other shrines dedicated to Dhamdhwaja Devi, Tewlve Bhuja Devi and Mahakali besides several Shiv Lingas. A canopy called Saptashsti Madip bears the inscriptions from Durga Sapstshsti, a sacred text that contains prayer to Goddess Durga.

The temple draws huge crowds of devotees during Navratras during Chaitra or April and Ashwin in October.


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