‘Bhagwati Vindhavasini’ is a super power. Vindhyachal has always been his residence. Jagadamba’s constant presence has made Vindhyagiriko Jagarat Shaktipeeth. In the Viraat festival of Mahabharata, Dharmaraj praises Yudhishthar Devi, saying: Vindeichavanov – the best place to live in heaven O mother! You are always on top of the best Vindhyacha in the mountains. In Padmapuraan, Vindhyachal-Nivasini has been associated with the name of Vindhavsinini, the super power of this Vindhyvindhidhasini. The story comes in the Dasam Skand of Shrimdev Bhagavat, when Brahma ji first creates Swayambhavvammanu and Shatruupa with his mind. Then after marriage, Swayambhav Manu made a statue of Goddess with his hands and performed harsh tenacity for a hundred years. Satisfied with his austerity, Bhagwati blessed him with a state of deserving state, family growth and the highest post. Mahadevi went to Vindhyachalvarvata after giving his blessing. From this it is clear that from the beginning of creation, the worship of Vindhyaswini is being done. His expansion of the universe came from his own good wishes.
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.