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Maa Vindhyavasini – About Vindhyavasini Devi

Goddess Vindhyavasini is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is Mother Goddess Durga who made her abode in the Vindhyanchal Mountains. She is also referred to as Yoga Maya, Ashtabhuja Devi  and Kaushiki Devi. There are numerous references regarding the manifestation of Goddess Vindhyavasini.

As per Vindhyanchal Mahima, this is the original home of Mother Goddess Adi Shakti. She as Yoga Maya appears in all animate and inanimate. She protects those that follow Dharma and she annihilates those that follow Adharma.

According to Devi Bhagavad Purana, She decides to reside in Vindhyanchal after she is pleased with the penance performed by Manu. She moves out of Ksheerasagara and resides in Vindhyanchal.

According to holy text Durga Saptashati, Vindhyavasini Devi appeared to protect Devas, saints and human beings who were terrorized by demons Shumbh and Nishumbh. She is believed to have emerged from the body of Goddess Durga.

The Goddess is also believed to be the sister of Lord Krishna. She appeared as the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudeva. When Kamsa attempted to kill her, she flew away from his clutches and predicted his death.

All different stories in various regions agree on one point that she is the manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti.

The most famous temple dedicated to her is located at Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.