[doo r-gah]

noun Hinduism.

the sometimes malignant goddess of war: an aspect of Devi.

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Historical Examples of durga

  • They were soon on the track of the Durga priest, and before long he was their prisoner.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for durga



Hinduism the goddess Parvati portrayed as a warrior: renowned for slaying the buffalo demon, Mahisha

Word Origin for Durga

from Sanskrit: the inaccessible one
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