Chandika Devi also called Chandi Devi is revered as a goddess representing Shakti or female power. She is regarded as the destroyer of demons and the savior of the pious and the faithful.
There are two temples dedicated to Chandika Devi which are located in the same region. While one is called the temple of Chhoti Chandika, the other is named Badi Chandika temple. Of these two, Chhoti Chandika temple situated approximately half a kilometer from Bageshwar is regarded as the oldest in Mahoba city.
The temples draw huge crowds of devotees who congregate to worship the goddess during the Navratras.