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Jago Tumi Jago

" Mahalaya day, the day Durga was assigned the task of eliminating evil. An invitation to the mother goddess to descend on earth - "Jago Tumi Jago".


In Sanskrit the word Durga means "She who is incomprehensible or difficult to reach." She is the mother of the Universe and worshipped for her terrifying aspect. She is also known for her many other names like Parvati, Ambika, and Kali. Different aspects of Durga described in the Puranas and Agamas. Usually pictured as having ten arms holding Sword, Conch, Discus, Rosary, Bell, Winecup, Shielf, Bow, Arrow, and Spear. Shown shown riding a lion, dressed in royal red cloth. Durga killed Mahish and his great generals. Then all gods united and became one devine force called Shakti or Durga.

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  • Hinduism
  • Sep 19, 2006
  • English

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