|Durga Is Often Seen Riding a Tiger|
The gods called this goddess Durga, the invincible one, and they armed her with their weapons. Thus armed, Durga rode to the top of a mountain on a lion. In a bloody battle, she destroyed Mahisha and his army of demons. You can read more information about Durga on our Durga Statues Page. In India, the most celebrated festival dedicated to the Goddess Durga is known as the Durga Puja, which in its entirety takes ten days to complete. In temples dedicated to her, at the end of the festival, a statue of her is taken out of the temple and then paraded around the neighborhood. Durga is usually depicted with either 6 or 8 arms, and they hold weapons that have been given to her by the other gods, such as a Trident from Shiva, a Discus (chakra) and club from Lord Vishnu.