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Dur·ga

 (dûr′gə)
n.
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).]
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Durga

(ˈdʊəɡə)
n
(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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of India, would be inaugurating the Durga Puja Bangalore 2016, on 7th October.
The project will also archive information about the Hindu festival of Durga Puja in Wales, its signifi-cance, customs and the heritage of how the festival began here in the early 1970s.
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A puja committee that is seeking a go- ahead from the district administration for consecutive three years to organise a Durga puja at Kangla Pahari village under Nalhati police station is repeatedly being denied permission following objections by a few Muslim families in the village.