Hindu - A demon monster in the form of a water-buffalo armed with a mace. To meet the challenge of this awesome beast, the gods created Devi who, in the form of Mahishasuramardini (Durga or Kali), fought him with her trident. When she wounded him, he turned into a warrior with 1,000 arms, each holding a weapon. The goddess threw him to the ground and killed him with an arrow or lance or, some say, his own sword. Others say that he was killed by Bhavani. In the Mahabharata, Mahisha is a monster killed by Skanda. In some references, referred to as Mahisha, Mahisa, Mahisa, Mahishasura, Mahishasura, Mahishasuramardini, Mahishasuramardini, Canda, Mahisasuramardini, Canda, Mahadevi, Mahishura, Mahishura, Mahisura, Mahisura, Mahis(h)ura, Mahis(h)ura, Bhainsasura or Bhainsasura.

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