Hindu Mythology

The colorful deities and demons of India...

DURGA

Hindu War Goddess

Also known as DURGHA

Picture of the Hindu War Goddess Durga from our Hindu mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Warrior Goddess, and really great at killing demons

She has lots and lots of arms and armaments! You name it: Discusses, thunderbolts, flares, skulls, words, snakes and drums.

She is a goodie at heart, but when you take on 120 million demons at a time all mounted on elephants you can’t afford to mess around.

She also has nine additional manifestations called the Navadurgas. See also Uma, and if you fancy the idea of an alternative reincarnation, try Karni Mata.

Durga Facts and Figures

Name: Durga
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: DURGHA

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: War
Area of expertise: War

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 218

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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