DURGA-GNT Type 0

Definition/Summary:

Durga

  • Known as Devi, Shakti and by numerous other names, is a principal form of Hindu goddess
  • Warrior goddess, who combats evil and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good
  • She is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction to empower creation
  • Durga is depicted in the Hindu pantheon as a fearless woman riding a lion or tiger, with many arms each carrying a weapon
  • She is often defeating the mythical buffalo demon

Expanded info:

  • She appears in Indian texts as the wife of god Shiva, as another form of Parvati or mother goddess

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