Maa Durga is the most revered goddess in Hindu mythology. She is worshipped by all Hindus all over the world and epitomizes feminine energy or ‘Shakti’. Goddess Durga has many forms, each one having a special significance.
Goddess Durga is considered self-sufficient and an independent entity. The image of Goddess Durga typically shows her riding a lion or tiger representing power and holding both weapons and carrying lotus flower. Maa Durga is seen with ten arms and slaying the demon Mahisasura. Even in this ferocious form, Goddess Durga has been shown adorning a meditative smile, reflecting her compassionate nature towards her devotees.