In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा); (listen:  Durga (help·info)); meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible"; durga) is a form of Devi, the supremely radiant goddess, depicted as having eighteen arms, riding a lion or a tiger, carrying weapons and a lotus flower, maintaining a meditative smile, and practicing mudras, or symbolic hand gestures. The name is made of Sanskrit dur- = "with difficulty" (compare Greek δυσ- (dys-)) and gā ("come", "go").

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