Hidden Facts Of Goddess Durga That You Didn’t Know

Hidden Facts Of Goddess Durga That You Didn't Know
    • Goddess Durga┬áis one of the Hindu Goddesses. She is primarily worshipped in the states of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
    • Maa Durga is also revered with some other names like Jagadamba, Adi Shakti, Mahakali.
    • Besides, she is also known as “Triyambake” because her three eyes represent Sun, Moon, and Fire.
    • Since she killed the demon Durgamasur, she got her name “Durga.” It represents that it’s impossible to win over Maa Durga. ‘Durg’ signifies “Undefeated” and
    • She sits on her vehicle Lion, which represents her strength.
    • A trident on her hand reflects Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva qualities.
    • Loads of Indian festivals are associated with the goddess Durga and Navratri is among those.
    • Maa Durga emerged from the sheer power of Trinity Gods – Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheswar to kill the ruthless demon Mahisasura.
    • All the Gods have bestowed Maa Durga her arms and weapons – Chakra, Trident, Conch, Mace, Bow, Arrow, Oblong water pot, and her vehicle Lion.
    • Maa Durga has fought Mahisasura for 9days long. On the 10th day, she got her victory over evil, which devotees celebrate as Vijaya Dashami or “Dussera.”
    • Maa Vaishno Devi temple is one of the most widespread temples of Goddess Durga.
    • Another one is Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
  • Durga Puja is celebrated in the Hindu month Ashwin, which is called “Sharodotsav.”

Do visit the Indian states of Assam, West Bengal, and Tripura during Durgotsav to experience Durga Puja in a grandeur way, finger-licking street foods, Pandal, and great pomp.

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