Durga is the main form of the Goddess in Hinduism. She is also called Devi and Shakti.
According to legend, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and the lesser gods made Durga so they could kill the buffalo demon Mahishasura, who was too strong to handle alone. She is a part of the male deities and the true source of their inner power because she embodies their collective energy (shakti). Also, she is better than all of them. When she was born, Durga was already an adult and very beautiful. Her enemies see her as fierce and dangerous. She is usually shown riding a lion and having 8 or 10 arms. Each arm holds a special weapon given to her by a god to help her fight the buffalo demon. One of the most important festivals in northeastern India is Durga Puja, which is held every year in her honour.