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The  Indian festival of Navratri is now underway in western India. The first three days of the festival are dedicated to the goddess Durga. In honor of Navratri, here are a few facts about the hindu goddess Durga.

Durga was created as a warrior goddess to fight the demon Mahishasura who could not be defeated by any god or man.

Durga is depicted as having ten arms and riding a lion or a tiger carrying multiple weapons and a lotus flower. Each of her weapons were contributed by other gods. Durga riding a tiger indicates that She possesses unlimited power and uses it to protect virtue and destroy evil.

Durga manifests fearlessness and patience, and never loses her sense of humor, even during spiritual battles of epic proportion. Legend has it that Durga’s mighty roar of laughter caused the worlds to quake and the oceans to churn.

It is said that worship of the goddess Durga removes the effect of all types of black magic, unfavourable effect of negative planets, bad luck, health problems, problems due to enemies etc.

I really love the stories of the hindu goddesses they are all depicted as so fierce. Durga Maa!

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