Posted on March 29 2016
The goddess Durga is both powerful and radiant. She was made from the elements of several gods, and her attributes include the light of Shiva, six arms from Lord Vishnu, and two feet from Lord Brahma. In her hands she carries a sword, a club, and a chakra, or discus. She is shown here defeating the buffalo demon Mahish, who had threatened to push the gods out of heaven. Fearless and beautiful, Durga also brings kindness by feeding both people and animals.