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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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The fact however is that there is no single identifiable major Mahishasuramardini temple within the city of Kolkata; to the east there is Tripurasundari of Tripura, to the west there is the ancient Vindhyavasini in Mirzapur, but each of them has a very different iconography.
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.