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

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How to use Durga in a sentence

  • "That her majesty had chosen Durga Ram to be her consort and to him now forthwith she will be wed." He salaamed.

    The Adventures of Kathlyn | Harold MacGrath
  • And, in truth, there was the Durga priest, approaching a group of Hindus and Persians engaged in lively conversation.

    Akbar | P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
  • Durga Ram had played the fool: between the two women, he had fallen.

    The Adventures of Kathlyn | Harold MacGrath
  • Aye; where all the soldiers are, the priests … and Durga Ram!

    The Adventures of Kathlyn | Harold MacGrath
  • "Durga Ram," he cried, with a furious effort to free his arms.

    The Adventures of Kathlyn | Harold MacGrath

British Dictionary definitions for Durga


/ (ˈdʊəɡə) /

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

Origin of Durga

from Sanskrit: the inaccessible one

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