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INFORMATION ABOUT MIRZAPUR
According to the tradition , the name of this town,after which the district itself is named was
GIRZAPUR , which in terms derives its name from the goddess Parvati (Girija) who sacrificed
hersel here in a vajna.Mirza, Vindhyavasini ,and Lakshmi are the other names of the goddess whose
temple exists at Vindhyachal .The present name of the district is derived from goddess Lakshmi who
emerged from the sea . The word Mirza is formed from two words ; Mir meaning sea and ja
meaning outcome , with the dditional pur standing for town. It is also locally believed that the town
was founded by raja Nanner and was known as Girijapur,but later on it came to know as Mirzapur .
The earliest mention of the town is found in the writings of Tieffenthaler,who drew up his description
of the country between 1760 and 1770 . He mentioned it, under the name of Mirzapur specially as a
great mart. In the records of Jonathan Duncan,who was resident of Varanasi,frequent mention is made
of the place as Mirzapur.
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