Durga meaning “the inaccessible” or “the invincible” Durga) is a popular fierce Hindu goddess or Devi. She is depicted with multiple (as appropriate, from ten to a thousand) arms, carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion. She is often described as a fight or killing demons, particularly Mahishasura, the buffalo demon.
For Shaktas goddess worshipers, Durga is sometimes synonymous with Mahadevi, the Supreme Goddess. Her success as Mahishasura Mardini, buffalo demon murderer is a central episode of the Devi Mahatmya Scripture. Her victory is celebrated annually at festivals Navaratri and Durga Puja.
Photos of Maa Durga