Kashi Khand, Chapter 83 mentions seven Matrika Devis and Chandika Devi is the last among them. They were instrumental in giving life to a young boy. Details mentioned under Veereshwar.
These Matrika Devis are extremely powerful and are capable of giving Siddhis to their Devotees.
Further Kashi Khand, Chapter 70 mentions various powerful Devis located at several places in the Holy city of Kashi and Kaurmi Shakti is one of them. Shri Kedar Nath Vyas in his book published after extensive research has given Chandi Devi as the name of this powerful deity.
One point may be mentioned here. The deities mentioned in Kashi Khand may not be in the same place as mentioned therein. They could have been relocated to other places for various reasons like foreign invasion etc. Further, some of the deities, Shiv Lings are no longer existing.
LOCATION OF CHANDI DEVI
Chandi Devi is located at Sadar Bazar. In the Cantonment area, if a devotee proceeds in the road where various posh hotels are located, he will come across Radisson, Ideal Towers, Hotel Clarks etc. and JHV Mall. If he proceeds further in the road (known as Cariappa Marg), he will come across a turning to the right where there is an indicator reading “Bheeshma Chandi Devi temple”.
TYPES OF POOJA
This place of worship is open from 05.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. and devotees can worship as per their convenience. According to locals this temple is a powerful Shakti Peeth.
POOJARIES OF THE TEMPLE
Pandit Mangala Prasad Choubey is the poojari attached to this temple and he can be contacted at his Cell (0)9794233442 for conducting any special pooja, havan etc.