Honouring #MaaDurga today. #Durga (pronunciation: [ˈd̪ʊrɡaː]; Sanskrit: दुर्गा; Bangla: দুর্গা), meaning "the #inaccessible" or "the #invincible", is the most popular incarnation of #Devi and one of the main forms of the #Goddess #Shakti in the Hindu pantheon. Durga is the original manifested form of #MotherParvati or #AdiParashakti.
Durga is a Goddess of #Strength and #Justice who brings #compassion, #peace, #calm and #order to the chaos, destruction and conflict in any situation. She appears to us on her #tiger, looking completely serene and composed, dressed in a red silk sari and carrying various weapons and tools in her #eight to eighteen arms.
In the #Hindu traditions of South Asia, Durga is the #Divine Mother Goddess who presides over the seasons of life, death, and birth. To many, She is simply #DEVI, which means ‘Goddess’ and comes from the sanskrit ‘Deva’, which means ‘to shine’. Durga is the Great Mother who helps us remove the limitations and emotional and mental obscurations that prevent us from shining the #DivineLight we all carry within our hearts.
Durga, which means the invincible, unconquerable, and unassailable one, is the name this powerful and courageous Goddess takes after Her defeat of the buffalo-headed demon Durgama. She teaches us that the divine light of truth and wisdom will always prevail over disorder and pain.