Definitions for durga

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Durga(noun)

    Hindu goddess of war; a malevolent aspect of Devi

    "the inaccessible Durga"


  1. Durga(ProperNoun)

    A powerful Indian female deity.

  2. Durga(ProperNoun)

    , common in India.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Durga(noun)

    same as Doorga


  1. Durga

    Durga; meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible"; durga is a popular fierce form of the Hindu Goddess or Devi. She is depicted with multiple arms, carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion. She is often pictured as battling or slaying demons, particularly Mahishasura, the buffalo demon. For the Goddess-worshipping Shaktas, Durga is sometimes equated with Mahadevi, the Supreme Goddess. Her triumph as Mahishasura Mardini, Slayer of the buffalo Demon is a central episode of the scripture Devi Mahatmya. Her victory is celebrated annually in the festivals of Navaratri and Durga Puja.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Durgâ

    in the Hindu mythology the consort of Siva.

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