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Durga

[doo r-gah] /ˈdʊər gɑ/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
the sometimes malignant goddess of war: an aspect of Devi.
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  • They were soon on the track of the Durga priest, and before long he was their prisoner.

    Akbar P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
  • Armed with Celestial weapons, Durga is a renowned slayer of demons.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • Durga is a goddess of war and destruction and the wife of Siva.

  • The astrologer said so, and it is written in my horoscope—the horoscope of Durga Dass.

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
  • The Durga Poojah is kept, but is a feast of minor importance.

  • Siva and Durga again favoured the Brahman with an interview.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal Lal Behari Day
  • At last Siva and Durga again appeared to him, and heard how the handi had been broken.

    Folk-Tales of Bengal Lal Behari Day
  • Aye; where all the soldiers are, the priests … and Durga Ram!

    The Adventures of Kathlyn

    Harold MacGrath
  • Durga Ram had played the fool: between the two women, he had fallen.

    The Adventures of Kathlyn

    Harold MacGrath
  • The regent, the powerful Durga Ram, was bidding in person for his zenana.

    The Adventures of Kathlyn

    Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for Durga

Durga

/ˈdʊəɡə/
noun
1.
(Hinduism) the goddess Parvati portrayed as a warrior: renowned for slaying the buffalo demon, Mahisha
Word Origin
from Sanskrit: the inaccessible one
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