In Hinduism Durga is the consort of Lord Shiva and the principal form of the Mother Goddess. She is worshipped by many names such as Amba, Ambika, Jagadamba, Parvathi, Shakti, Adishakti, Adi Parashakti and Devi. According to the Hindus, Goddess Durga is considered as the creation, sustenance and annihilation.
She is also known as Uma, "light"; Gauri, "yellow or brilliant". She is a form of energy or Shakti or the "Invincible One". She is a symbol of female dynamism and represents the mother of Universe. Goddess Durga is worshipped during the festival of Durga Puja every year in all over India especially popular in West Bengal and Tripura among the Bengalis.
According to the Puranas and Agamas, Durga is described as endless aspects and the iconography consequently varies. Riding a lion “Simhavahini” she is pictured having ten arms holding Sword, Conch, Discus, Rosary, Bell, Winecup, Shielf, Bow, Arrow, and Spear.