Durga

Hindu - A demon killed by Devi. In some references, identified as Durga, Arya, Arya, Devi, Durga, Devi, Bhadrakali, Bhadrakali, Durga, Kali, Parvati, Kali, Mahadevi, Parvati, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Devi, Devi, Durgha, Durgha, Durga, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Kaushita, Kaushita, Durga, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Bhutamata, Kamakshi, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Raudri, Tripura, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, Pinga, Pinga, Pramuni, Pramuni, Durga, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.
Hindu - An aspect of Devi, Kali or Parvati as the inaccessible'. The demon Durga had taken over nearly all the world, so the gods concentrated all their powers in the goddess Devi who went out to do battle on their behalf. The demon had millions of soldiers and elephants on his side but Devi defeated them with a thunderbolt and came face-to-face with Durga himself. After many shape changes the goddess finally killed Durga and took his name as her own. In another story, this four, ten, eighteen or 100-armed goddess of strength, the destroyer, was a warrior maid who was born fully grown. She slew the monster water buffalo Mahisha, who had terrorised all the other gods, despite the fact that he changed successively into a lion, a giant, an elephant and a buffalo during the course of their battle. In some accounts she is depicted as twelve-armed, each arm holding a weapon. These are given as an arrow (Tir), an axe (Parashu), a bow (Dhanus), a bell (Ganta), a club (Khitaka), a discus (Chakra), a goad (Ankas), a javelin (Satki), a noose (Pasha), a shield (Sipar), a sword (Khagda) and a trident (Trisula). She is depicted as yellow skinned and riding a lion or a tiger. In some accounts, known as Durga, Arya, Arya, Devi, Durga, Devi, Bhadrakali, Bhadrakali, Durga, Kali, Parvati, Kali, Mahadevi, Parvati, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Devi, Devi, Durgha, Durgha, Durga, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Kaushita, Kaushita, Durga, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Bhutamata, Kamakshi, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Raudri, Tripura, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, Pinga, Pinga, Pramuni, Pramuni, Durga, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

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