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Situated in Aashiyana, the Chandrika Devi Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Chandi. Adorning three heads, Chandrika Devi is a said to be a combined manifestation of Goddesses Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati.

There is also a pond in the premises that holds a huge seated statue of Lord Shiva. Said to be a 12-century shrine, the Chandrika Devi Temple is believed to have been part of the Hindu mythical era of the Ramayana.

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Legend of the Chandrika Devi Temple

Hindu mythology has it that Goddess Chandi once safeguarded Rajkumar Chandraketu, the older brother of Lakshmana. As he was riding alongside river Gomti with his horse, Ashhwamegh, he decided to halt for the night as it got quite dark.

It was then that he prayed to Chandrika Devi to protect him through the night. With delivered security through a flood of moonlight, believers constructed a shrine at the same place, thus devoting it to Goddess Chandi. 

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