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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 Hinduism. H…

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Hillary Rodrigues, “Durgā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1030180>
First published online: 2012

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