• Durga
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Durga Hindu goddess of war; a malevolent aspect of Devi "the inaccessible Durga"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Durga (Myth) Same as Doorga.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n durga A Hindu divinity, the consort of Siva, other names given her being Devi, Kali, Parvati, Bhavani, Uma, etc. She is generally represented with ten arms. In one hand she holds a spear, with which she is piercing Mahisha, the chief of the demons, the killing of whom was her most famous exploit; in another, a sword; in a third, the hair of the demon chief, and the tail of a serpent twined round him; and in others, the trident, discus, ax, club, and shield. A great festival lasting ten days is celebrated annually in Bengal in her honor. Also spelled Doorga.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Durga dōōr′ga the wife of Siva (q.v.).
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In literature:

So those two went out by the secret ways of the rocks, and wandering far, were saved by the favour of Durga.
"The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories" by L. Adams Beck
One special feature of the case is that he does not know where lies the front of Durga Charan's house.
"Plain Tales from the Hills" by Rudyard Kipling
It represented the Hindu goddess Durga, called in Java, Lora Jong-grang (the exalted virgin).
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
The cemetery happens to be near the temple of the awful goddess Chamunda, a form of Durga.
"Tales from the Hindu Dramatists" by R. N. Dutta
The principal deity of the Rajputs is the goddess Devi or Durga in her more terrible form as the goddess of war.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
The Dangis pay special reverence to the goddess Durga or Devi as the presiding deity of war.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Kali Durga, great Goddess, accept our offering!
"The Buddha" by Paul Carus
In all the temples of Vishnu, Crishna, Rama, Durga, and Kali, in India, there are to be seen idols before which lights and incense are burned.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
One of the finest temples in Benares is called "Durga Kund," and is devoted to the goddess Durga.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
Durga is pictured, in spite of her fierce nature, with a gentle face.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Durga will doubtless protect her own.
"The Taming of the Jungle" by Dr. C. W. Doyle
You are the resting place of prosperity, I take you away to worship you as Durga herself.
"Cultus Arborum" by Anonymous
The Durga Poojah is kept, but is a feast of minor importance.
"My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills" by James Johnstone
The Puri went to the Nilachal, while the Master visited Shri-Shaila, where lived a Brahman named Shiva-Durga.
"Chaitanya's Life And Teachings" by Krishna das Kaviraja
May Durga dog thee through life, and let thy life itself end in blood!
"The Heart of Denise and Other Tales" by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
The most favourite form is that of Parvati, Bhavani, or Durga, the wife of Siva, or Mahadeva.
"Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism With an Essay on Baal Worship, On The Assyrian Sacred "Grove," And Other" by Thomas Inman John Newton
His tutelary deity was the goddess Durga, the consort of Siva, the creative Energy of the Universe.
"Folk-Tales of Bengal" by Lal Behari Day
Durga-dei's black brows grew straighter at the thought of the change one short year had wrought.
"The Flower of Forgiveness" by Flora Annie Steel
The third person was Gorakh, the priest of Durga.
"Akbar" by P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
Durga sacrificed herself for her husband's honour, and is now adored.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway

In news:

The scholarships, totaling $6,000, were awarded to Joseph Muwala, Durga Niroula, and Ryan O'Rear.
Durga Puja, a weekend long festivity.
Durga Puja, a weekend long festivity .
Durga Puja , a weekend long festivity.
Dakota McCoy '13, a biology major, and Durga Thakral '12, a molecular biophysics and biochemistry major, were among the 275 winners of the Barry M Goldwater Scholarship announced last month.
Photo Courtesy of Swami Durga Das.

In science:

Durga Prasad, “ Duality for a class of nondifferentiable multipleobjective programming problems”, Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences, 9, (1988), 331-341. 17. F.
On mixed type duality for nondifferentiable multiobjective variational problems