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Durga, the Fort of Material Nature

In Vedas, Durga, meaning “the inaccessible”, “the invincible”, (the fort); Bengali or ma durgā, meaning “Mother Durga”) “one who can redeem in situations of utmost distress” is a form of Devi, the supremely radiant goddess, depicted as having eight arms, riding a lion or a tiger, carrying weapons and a lotus flower, maintaining a meditative smile, and practicing mudras, or symbolic hand gestures. Kali is considered by an aspect of Durga. She is thus considered the fiercer, demon-fighting form of Shiva’s wife, goddess Parvati. Durga manifests fearlessness and patience, and never loses her sense of humor, even during spiritual battles of epic proportion.

 

Table of contents

  • English
    • Durga
    • Durga from Krishna Book
    • Durga kills Mahisasura
    • Durga Saharanama Stotram – sanskrit
    • Durga Saharanama Stotram – with translation
    • Durga, from Puranas
    • Durga, meaning of “Maa”
    • Durga, thirty-two names
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