Khokhi Devi is a regional deity worshipped mainly in
Varanasi. Goddess Khoki
Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. People offer worship to Khokimata for early cure from cold and cough.
Khokh means to cough.
Such deities are formed when there is a great epidemic. The belief is that Mother Goddess Shakti takes a new forms every time when her children are in distress.
Goddess Khokhi Devi is mainly worshipped in Benaras or