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, Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it had no single founder but grew over a period of 4,000 years in
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Durga

malignant goddess of war. [Hinduism: Leach, 330]
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In the eastern part of the country, on each day of Navratri, one of the nine forms of goddess Durga is worshipped, and the rituals end on the tenth day of Dussehra, when the idols are immersed in water bodies.
It symbolises the mother goddess Durga being welcomed to her father's house for five days and then going away.
This version mentions that Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh had to come together and put together all their might to create Goddess Durga endowed with supreme powers as the demon was not easy to defeat.
Lord Ram had invoked the blessings of Goddess Durga by performing 'Chandi Homa', offering 108 blue lotuses and lighting 108 lamps.
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- At least 11 people were killed and 50 more injured in a stampede at a goddess Durga temple in Belabagan area of eastern Indian state Jharkhand's Deoghar district early Monday morning, said local media.
The highlights of the auction include Tyeb Mehta's bold "Mahishasura," a painting of the goddess Durga battling a buffalo demon, which has a target price of between $1.
Local media said some 500,000 people had gone to the remote Ratangarh village temple to honour the Hindu mother goddess Durga on the last day of the popular 10-day Navaratra festival.
Local media said some 500,000 people had gone to the remote Ratangarh village temple in the Madhya Pradesh district of Datia to honor the Hindu mother goddess Durga on the last day of the popular 10-day Navaratra festival.
The festival celebrates the Hindu Goddess Durga and the victory of Good over Evil.
Goddess Durga is worshipped continuously for nine days during Navratri.
ClickPress, Thu Sep 08 2011] The festival is a celebration of the Goddess Durga and the legend of how she defeated the evil demon Mahishasura.
Year after year, according to legend, the goddess Durga leaves her husband and accompanied by her children, comes to visit her parents.