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Durga

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Goddess Durga, fighting Mahishasura, the buffalo-demon (Hindu Mythology) 
. In the clouds the Devas, celestial beings watching the event, are seen. The story is written in the Devi Mahatmya and Devi Bhagavata and is the background of the Durgapuja, the annual hindufestival in autumn.

Goddess Durga, fighting Mahishasura, the buffalo-demon (Hindu Mythology)
. In the clouds the Devas, celestial beings watching the event, are seen. The story is written in the Devi Mahatmya and Devi Bhagavata and is the background of the Durgapuja, the annual hindufestival in autumn.

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In Hinduism, the Goddess Durga, “the inaccessible” or “the invincible” or Maa Durga (Mother Durga) “one who can redeem in situations of utmost distress” Durga is a form of Devi, the supremely radiant goddess, depicted as having ten arms, riding a lion or a tiger, carrying weapons (including a lotus flower), maintaining a meditative smile, and practicing mudras, or symbolic hand gestures.

An embodiment of creative feminine force (Shakti), Durga exists in a state of svatantrya (dependence on the universe and nothing/nobody else, i.e., self-sufficiency) and fierce compassion. Durga is considered by Hindus to be an aspect of Kali, and the mother of Ganesha, and Kartikeya. She is thus considered the fiercer, demon-fighting form of Lord Shiva’s wife, Goddess Parvati. Durga manifests fearlessness and patience, and never loses her sense of humor, even during spiritual battles of epic proportion.

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