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A Hindu goddess of protection, vengeance, and victory, often described as the consort of Siva and as an avatar of Devi.

[Sanskrit Durgā, from durgā, feminine of durga-, difficult to approach, unattainable : dur-, variant (used before voiced consonants) of dus-, bad; see dus- in Indo-European roots + -ga-, going, moving (either from gam-, root form of gacchati, he goes, approaches, or from gā-, root form of gāti, he goes, approaches; see gwā- in Indo-European roots).]


(Hinduism) Hinduism the goddess Parvati portrayed as a warrior: renowned for slaying the buffalo demon, Mahisha
[from Sanskrit: the inaccessible one]
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Noun1.Durga - Hindu goddess of warDurga - Hindu goddess of war; a malevolent aspect of Devi; "the inaccessible Durga"
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Among those included in the exhibition are a metal mask of Devi (mohra), a typical example of the art of Himachal Pradesh, an elegant bronze sculpture from the south depicting Parvati in a sinuous pose and several stone and bronze sculptures in which the Devi appears in the iconography of Mahishasuramardini, the most often depicted of the goddess's mythical feats.
5mn years, bone implements, the only portrait of Emperor Ashoka ever excavated, a 6th century stone image of Lord Vishnu, a 4th century stone statue of Mahishasuramardini, and an elegant 13-14th century Garuda in bronze.
It is an ivory altar piece of Durga Mahishasuramardini, from Bengal, 1836, which fetched Rs 2.