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Durgā is a name often used to refer to the Great Goddess (Mahādevī) of the Hindu tradition, who is also known simply as the Goddess or Devī. Durgā might have been an independent deity, with distinctive attributes and characteristics, whose identity was fused with that of the Great Goddess as the latter’s cult developed within Hindui…

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Rodrigues, Hillary, “Durgā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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