Vindhyachal festival and fairs annual calendar
Melas at Vindhyachal: Fair colours
Fairs or Melas rejuvenate Vindhyachal round the year. The area covers the districts of Mirzapur, Sonbhadra and Chandauli in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. They are occasions of spiritual relevance celebrated with undying faith. Twice a year, Navratri is a special splash of colour, sound and fragrance to celebrate Shakti-Puja in Vindhyachal. Navratri, Makar Sankranti, Holi, Dushehra, Shivratri, the month of Savan, are all joyous occasions to bathe in festive gaiety here.
Navratri, Shivratri and Kajli festivals are the best time to visit Vindhyachal.
Related: Discover Vindhyachal in Eastern Uttar Pradesh
Vindhyachal is on the banks of River Ganga. The temple of Vindhyavasini is an ancient Shaktipeeth. Vindhyavasini, Kali-Khoh and Ashtabhuja temples are the three main Shakti temples here. Vindhyachal is in District Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. It is accessible by train, and the closest airports are at Varanasi and Patna.
Kurari is 14km from Agori across River Son
Shiv Dwar is 46 km from Robertsganj.
Agori is 35 km from Robertganj.
Salkhan Fossil Park is 15 km from Robertsganj-Renukoot Road.
Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary is 3 km from Robertsganj.
Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary is 70 km from Varanasi.
Varanasi-Vindhyachal: 80 km
Allahabad-Vindhyachal: 95 km
Varanasi-Chunar: 40 km
Chunar-Shakteshgarh fort: 25 km
Varanasi-Vijaigarh fort: 70 km
Robertsganj-Vijaigarh fort: 20 km
Robertsganj-Agori fort: 35 km
Festival-Fair calendar - Vindhyachal
|Agori /Gothani mela||The whole week starting 8th January||Agori||Tribal dances, food and lifestyle|
|Gauri-Shankar Mela||The whole week starting 8th January||8 Km from Kaimoor Sanctuary||Tribal dances, food and lifestyle|
|Navratri mela||Biennial 9 day celebration in March and October||Vindhyachal-Vasini temple||Worship of feminine divinity|
|Savan mela||All Mondays in the Indian month of Savan (August/September)||Vindhyachal-Vasini temple|
|Shitla Devi mela||Aghan Shukla Monday||Gadbara Devi temple on Rewa road||Worship of feminine divinity|
Vaman Ekadashi mela
|Vaman Dev temple, sangam of Ojhla and Ganga, near Mirzapur|
|Dushehra mela||Dushehra/October||Panchmukhi Mahadev temple near Bariaghat at Mirzapur||Ramlila|
|Shivratri||February||Tarkeshwar Nath in Mirzapur||Festival of Shiv-Parvati|
|Shiv Dwar Mela||The festival of Shivratri in February||
46 kms from Robertsganj
Festival of Shiv-Parvati
|Kite fair||Aghan sudi 4, November||Pyarelal Pokhra, Rewa Road, 5 kms from Mirzapur||Flying kites…|
|Kurari Mela||Biennial Navratri festival||Kurari, 14kms from Agori fort across River Son||
|Shravan mela||July/August||Tarkeshwar Nath in Mirzapur|
|Vindhyavasini jayanti/ Kajli mela||
Bhadra Krishna 2 in August
|Kajarhava ka pokhra, Mirzapur||Indian music: Kajri festival|
Nag Panchami mela
|Kantit Sharif Urs||Islamic month of Rajab 5-7||
Kantit village, near Mirzapur
Festival of Sufi saint Ismail Chishti
Every Saturday in Savan
|Lohndi Mahabir near Mirzapur||
Fair on the last Saturday is grand