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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 pass was crowned with dense, dark forest--deodar, walnut, wild cherry, wild olive, and wild pear, but mostly deodar, which is the Himalayan cedar; and under the shadow of the deodars stood a deserted shrine to Kali--who is Durga, who is Sitala, who is sometimes worshipped against the smallpox.
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S Durga director Sanal Kumar Sasidaran said on Saturday that the Information and Broadcasting Ministry authorities have been acting like they have declared war on him and are giving his film a hostile treatment, before he submitted multiple copies of his film and a censorship certificate to the office of the IFFI festival director.
In the eastern and north-eastern states of India, the celebration is referred to as Durga Puja.
Kolkata: Chief Minister of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the RSS, Bajrang Dal, and VHP should not try to disturb peace in the state during the coming Durga Puja and warned that they should not play with fire.
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.
Adding weight to her argument she stated that the Dalit OBC groups in JNU are celebrating Mahishasur Martyrdom day and had issued a pamphlet that is derogatory to the Goddess Durga, who is worshipped by many as the slayer of Mahishasur.
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The villagers were getting ready to celebrate the beloved Hindu festival of Durga Puja.
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.