Hayakanti Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Information about the goddess is found in the Kashi Khanda of the Skanda Purana. Hayakanti Devi is the remover of all obstacles. A unique aspect of Hayakanti Devi is that Her murti is shown as holding a sickle.
One of the shrines dedicated to Hayakanti Devi is located in
Devotees believe that the goddess removes all obstacles and difficulties in life with the sickle. In some texts, obstacles and difficulties are equated to weeds and it is removed with the sickle.