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Goddess Bhimchandi Devi – About Goddess Bhim Chandi

Bhimchandi Devi is a powerful manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Her murti is worshipped in many temples in North India. An important Bhim Chandi Devi temple is located in Varanasi and is one of the halting places during the famous Panchakosi Parikrama. Another temple is located at Pinjore in Haryana.

Legend has it that Mother Goddess Shakti appeared in an unimaginably huge form in the Himalayas to protect Sages and people who followed Dharma. She gets her name from the huge figure in which she appeared – Bhima. This is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya.

Bhimchandi Devi is often referred as the ‘Ugra’ or fierce manifestation. Her fury is uncontrollable and unimaginable. Next moment she can be benign, kind and caring mother. Due to her volatile temper, she is feared by the devotees.

It is believed that Goddess Bhimchandi creates trouble in the life of those who practice Adharma. She protects her devotees from all troubles. But if her devotees stray from the path of Dharma, she creates mountains of trouble for them.

Vermilion is the most important offering to the Goddess. Other offerings include red flowers, sweets and water.

Apart from Navratri, the most important day dedicated to Goddess Bhimchandi Mata is the second day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month (Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwitiya) as per traditional Hindu calendar in North India.