Goddess Durga is an incarnation (Avatar) of
goddess Devi or the Mother Goddess, a combined symbol of all divine forces.
Goddess Durga is also called as the Divine Mother who defending the mankind from
evil and unhappiness by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy,
discrimination, detestation, anger, and ego. Goddess Durga has lots of names
such as Parvati, Ambika, and Kali. Goddess Durga is the divine wife of Lord
Shiva and the mother of two sons, Ganesha and Kartikeya. Goddess Durga wearing
the red color cloth which signifies that she is always busy destroying the evil
forces. Goddess Durga have 18-arms with different objects in her hands
symbolizing the united power. Goddess Durga always riding on the tiger
symbolizing that she possesses unrestricted power by which she protect virtue
and destroy evil. Goddess Durga put a conch in her hand symbolizing the
definitive victory of virtue over evil and morality over unrighteousness.
Goddess Durga is the essence of knowledge,
wisdom and memory who worshiped for wealth and prosperity. The meaning of name "Durga"
in Sanskrit is "invincible". In this "du" is identical with the four devils of
poverty as sufferings, famine and evil habits. The "r" in Durga refers to as
diseases and the "ga" is the destroyer of sins, injustice, irreligion, cruelty
and laziness. Goddess Durga killed the powerful demon Mahish and his entire
Many materials are used in making the Goddess Durga Idol: