Mirzapur Known for Historical Places, Fort and Temples

Mirzapur is a city famous for brass-ware, carpets, clay pots, toys, etc, in Uttar Pradesh state, India. Its also famous for the holy shrines Vindhyachal, Ashtbhuja & KaliKhoh and historical places like Chunnar Fort.

Mirzapur view from River Ganges.
Mirzapur view from River Ganges.

Vindhyavasini Devi Temple is a famous and revered ‘Shakti Peethas‘ in India. Vindhyavasini temple is dedicated to Devi Amba or Durga. the temple is situated at around 8 kilometers from the city, on the banks of the holy river Ganges.

Ashtabhuji Devi Temple is inside a cave and is situated close to the Vindhyavasini Devi Temple. The temple is dedicated to Ashtabhuji Devi, exemplification of Goddess Parvati.

Kalikoh Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is located on the Vindhya mountain ranges. The temple is situated amidst scenic beauty of the Vindhyas.

Wyndham Falls is one of the most visited tourist places in Mirzapur. The fall waters flows down the step-like rocks and is a beautiful sight. The valley view from here is magnificent. There is a children’s park and a small zoo nearby.

Chunar Fort is an ancient historic fort, on the banks of river Ganges. Chunar town and the Chunar fort are two important and historical places in India. Chunar fort’s history dates back to 56 BC. There is a British cemetery near the fort.

Chunar town is situated below the fort. Chunar railway station is the nearest railway station to these two historic places. The Chunnar fort is situated at around 32 kilometers from Mirzapur. Varanasi is at around 23 kilometers distance from the fort.

Ghanta Ghar (Hindi word), meaning Clock Tower is situated on the Mirzapur corporation premises. Even though the clock is non-functional now, this vintage 1891 clock has a massive 1000 kilogram alloy bell!

Ojhala Bridge constructed in 1772, a heritage structure, connects Mirzapur with Vindhyachal. Minarets and ramparts of this fort like bridge on either sides are exemplary example of the architecture prevalent those days.

Devararahi Mandir and Devararahi Ashram are also situated in this town.

Known for the valleys, forts, waterfalls, temples and the holy river Ganges, this city is a nature lover’s paradise.

How Do I Go to Mirzapur?

Mirzapur is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. Mirzapur railway station is a major station in the state. Varanasi Airport is the nearest airport to Mirzapur, at around 45 kilometers away. Allahabad airport is at around 75 kilometers distance from Mirzapur.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga and Maha Shakti Peeths in India

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a famous Lord Shiva temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh and is one among the 12 Jyotirlinga temples in India.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga at Ujjain
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga at Ujjain

Three storied Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple, sacred abode of Lord Shiva, is believed to be built in 6th century B.C on the banks of Rudra Sagar lake. The main deity is placed as dakshinamurti, i.e. facing the direction of south. Ujjain Jyotirlinga temple is the only such temple among the 12 Jyotirlinga temples.

12 Jyotirlinga tour packages are available with tour operators across India, for those interested in visiting these 12 holy adobes of God Shiva. Idols of Ganesh, Parvati and Karttikeya are also there in West, North and East sanctums of this holy temple.

The shrine at Ujjain is also one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peeth in India. Shakti Peethams are the places of worship, where the ashes of the goddess Shakti or Sati were placed.

Maha Shivaratri is the main festival here and a huge fair is conducted during that time. 7th century.C.E, Tamil Shiva Poets and saints like Tirugnanasambandar, Sundarar and Tirunavukkarasar has glorified this temple in their works.

The present day structure of the temple was built in 1736 and renovations were carried out in later years.

How Do I Go To Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple?

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple is the heart of the Ujjain City. the city of Ujjain is well connected by roads to all parts of India.

Ujjain Junction railway station is the main railway station in the city.

Indore Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport at a distance of around 55 kilometers, is the nearest airport to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga and Shakti Peeth in India.