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Origin of Goddess Durga
According to the Hindus, Devi Durga is great among all the goddesses. She is the consort of Lord Shiva and worshiped in various forms corresponding to her two aspects: ‘Benevolence’ and ‘Fierceness’. She is known as Uma, "light"; Gauri, "yellow or brilliant"; Parvati, "the mountaineer"; and Jagatmata, "the-mother-of-the-world" in her milder guise. The terrible which originates are Durga "the inaccessible"; Kali, "the black"; Chandi, "the fierce"; and Bhairavi, "the terrible."
The gods were afraid of this buffalo demon because neither Lord Vishnu nor Lord Shiva could prevail against him. It seemed that the joint energy of Shakti from the Gods was only capable of defeating Mahishasur, and so it was the eighteen-armed Devi Durga who went out to do battle against Mahishasur and she killed him.
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