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The Hindu Goddess Parvati/ Durga; consort of Lord Siva.

In Hinduism, Durga is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. According to the narrative from the Devi Mahatmya of the Markandeya Purana, the form of Durga was created as a warrior goddess to fight a demon. The four day holiday dedicated to Durga, The Durga Puja, is the biggest annual festival in Bengal and other parts of Eastern India.




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