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(Hindu Deity)DURGA

Also known as DHURGA
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Goddess of : Grain, Patroness of Soldiers
Vahana (Vehicle) : Tiger

Hindu warrior goddess created to deal with a cosmic crisis.

The asuras were on the ascent and had become a threat to universal stability thanks to Brahma and his bloody boons, and unable to subdue or contain them under the leadership of Mahishasura the Gods gathered around Parvati and zapped her with their divine energy.

The wife of Shiva became Durga, the stunningly beautiful invincible warrior goddess, and the big brave male Gods sent a female into battle.

As well as being well armed with ten arms the Gods also ensured her arms were well armed. Rudra donated his trident, Vishnu his discus, Indra chipped in with his thunderbolt, Brahma gave her his shield, Kuber his lance, Surya a bow and arrow, Chandra an axe and Yama his mace. Vaya gave her a conch shell for reasons i'm not going to pretend to understand, Agni gave her an altogether more useful third eye of destruction and Himalayas provided her a means of transport in the form of a fierce tiger.

Spotting her coming from miles away Mahishasura appealed to her sympathetic side, commenting favourably on her beauty, her lovely gown and other such compliments that normally melt a womans heart, then suggested they hit the sack instead of each other. Unfortunately Durga didn't have a sympathetic side and after nine days of battle the demons were all deceased.
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'DURGA' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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