Django Rest Framework says CSRF verification failed despite CSRF token is included in axios POST header

I have following react code to make call to django rest framework API:

import Cookies from 'js-cookie';
import axios from "axios";

async downloadVideowiseCSV (fromDate, toDate) {
        var url = '/stat/getStats/';
        const axiosInstance = axios.create(); 

        try {
            const response = await,
                    data: {
                        'format': 'json'
                    header: {
                        'X-CSRFToken': Cookies.get('csrftoken')

When this method gets called, the corresponding request fails with CSRF verification:

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However when I check the payload of the request, I could see that X-CSRFTOken is indeed populated:

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Then whats going wrong here?

The problem is in your axios request, it's not correct to send the header in the body of the HTTP request.

The following should be a valid axios request which separates the data from the options ex:

const config = {
  headers: { 'X-CSRFToken': Cookies.get('csrftoken') },

const data = {format: 'json'}'http://YOUR_URL', data, config)
  .then((response) => {
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