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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.
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.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga and epitomizes the victory of Good over Evil.
1 ( ANI ): Terming the suspension of Gautam Buddh Nagar Sub-Divisional Magistrate Durga Shakti Nagpal as extremely unfortunate, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Thursday said that such honest IAS officers should be fully supported.
Maintenance of Moonidih Durga Mandir at WJA, Moonidih.
THE husband of suspended IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal was on Wednesday transferred to Jhansi as Joint Magistrate by the Uttar Pradesh government.
New Delhi, July 31 ( ANI ): Congress leader Jagdambika Pal said that the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal was uncalled for and urged the state government to retract the order.
Tenders are invited for Providing and Laying PVC Pipe Line from Durga Mandir to Project Office(L) Banglow at Jealgora at Lodna Area 2.
DURGA Sakthi Nagpal's suspension has driven a wedge between the Samajwadi Party's leaders.
Durga Shakti Nagpal, the Sub-Divisional magistrate of Greater Noida, was removed after she ordered the demolition of a mosque being built illegally on government land in Greater Noida on Saturday.