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Chandi or Chandika is a form of goddess Parvathi
. Human sacrifices are believed to have been formerly made to the goddess Chandika. The proper oblation to the goddess Chandika is said to be the blood drawn from the body of the worshipper. It is believed from the ancient times that human flesh as an oblation to Chandika. As per the holy texts, the oblation of blood is rendered pure and is said to be equal to ambrosia. Chandi is one of the principal female Bhiitas, who is worshipped by the hill tribes of Nagara Malnad.
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