Mirzapur district is in Uttar Pradesh in India. It is at a equidistant from Delhi and Kolkata, around 650 Kms, it is at a distance of 90 Kms, from Allahabad and 60 Kms, from Varanasi. While official spelling is Mirzapur but as per the hindi pronunciation, it should be spelled as ‘Meerjapur’.
Before 1st April 1989, Mirzapur or Meerjapur was the Largest District of Uttar Pradesh and one of the largest districts of India but on this day it was divided into two parts and a new district ‘Sonebhadra’ came into existence.
If we talk about the nomenclature of mirzapur then as per the description given by the learned of mirzapur, after independence of India, is as, ‘Meer’ means ‘sea’, ‘Ja’ means ‘to emerge’ ‘Meerja’ means “one who emerges from the sea” who we call ‘Lakshmi’, the Goddess of Wealth & Prosperity and ‘Pur’ means ‘Nagar’ or ‘City’
Thus the description of mirzapur is the City of Goddess Lakshmi i.e., “The City Abundance with Treasure and Prosperity”.
Mirzapur is known for the Carpet, Brassware Utensils, and Cement Industries. The first cotton mill of Uttar Pradesh, was also established in Mirzapur but now it is no more existed.
At the time of independence Mirzapur was one of the biggest industrial districts of Uttar Pradesh. It has pre-historic, historic, religious, spiritual, geographical, industrial and commercial importance along with its natural beauty. Hardly any district in India may have all these importance.
A devout triangle of Goddess Vindhyavasini, Goddess Ashtabhuja & Goddess Kali and the pious and Godly River Ganga make mirzapur a Religious city. Every year millions of pilgrims come to Mirzapur at Goddess Vindhyawasini temple at Vindhyachal in Mirzapur.
Gurudev Nagar Ashram, 40 Kms from mirzapur City, at mirzapur Ghorawal
The Divine Beauty
God intended something to be very beautiful and He made the pious land of ‘Mirzapur’. He decorated it with the range of Vindhya Hills, Natural Water Falls & Fountains and made the pious river Ganga to meet with Vindhya Hills in this district only.
mirzapur has a big number of Water Falls, Springs, Ponds and Rivulets. Most of them are unknown even to the local citizens also, they know only about a few places. I am giving here some of them but be sure that even I myself am not knowing about all its jungle beauty.