Vindhyavasini Devi Temple

Location About 8 km from Mirzapur city, 1 km from Vindhyachal Railway Station/Bus stand in Vindhyachal town, U.P, India
Ideal time Round the year, especially on both Navratri Chaitra's (April) & Ashwin (Oct.) months, Shivratri, Shravan month, Kajali Mahotsava
Timings 5am-9.30pm, opens on all days, Aarti in four phases:- Mangla Aarti at 4am-5am, Rajbhog Aarti at 12noon-1:30pm, Sandhya Aarti at 7:15pm-8:15pm, Shayan Arti at 9:30pm-10:30pm, Tempe is closed during Arties, during festivals time opens for 24hours
Phone Management Committee +91-9415689576, +91-9651630326, +91-9651308686, +91-9839027616
Attractions Religious
How to reachCycle rickshaw, auto rickshaw from any part of Vindhyachal & Mirzapur, Taxies are available from Mirzapur

Vindhyavasini temple is one of the most important among fifty one Shaktipeetha's of the country. According to the Puranas and ancient mythological literature Devi Vindhyavasini is the presiding deity of this place. The temple has been a great centre of devotion & worship. The Goddess Vindhyavasini is also known as 'Kajala Devi'. It is generally believed that 'Kajali' - a local folk song style has its origin from the devotional songs sung by the devotees in the praise of Goddess Kajala (Vindhyavasini).
The temple has been constructed by stones in rectangular shape, having an interior sanctum and is surrounded all around by verandah. Architecture of the temple depicts coarse workmanship. In the sanctum (Garbh Grih), the image of the goddess has its head made up of black stone with large eyes. White portion of the sclera is made up of silver with the feet of the goddess resting on the silver lion.

The temple can also be accessed through paved street of about three km from Devi Ghat the river front of the River Ganges with about 80 steps. A large number of stalls selling trinkets, various devotional items, & devotional music have come up here in the winding lanes leading to the temple.