Do you want to adorn your house with different Durga statues? These sculptures (which are usually made of brass) depicts Durga in many forms. You can add Durga statues to your collection of Indian busts and figures.

Durga comes in many names—she is also called Devi, Shakti, Parvati, Adi Parashakti and Bhavani, and is mostly shown in artworks and crafts as a goddess riding a lion. She is depicted as someone with eight to ten arms, each one holding a weapon that came from other gods.

Durga was created for the sole purpose of defeating a buffalo demon named Mahishasura. The triumvirate gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva together with lesser gods made Durga.  Since she was caused by all the power of these gods, she is believed to have a lot of power and energy.  

Because she symbolizes good fighting evil, Goddess Durga is important in Hindu mythology. Before she was created, the lesser gods could not defeat the wicked Mahishasura. They needed to combine all their energies to annihilate him. Durga is the figure that was formed from the combination of their powers.

Durga wanted to end the run of Mahishasura, who—even though he can change his look and form—was still the same evil who wanted to spread maliciousness and sinfulness. Fortunately, Durga triumphed, defeating him and putting an end to his pretentions and spreading of ignorance.

Durga statues symbolize many things; in fact, every weapon that she has represents something. The club that she is holding represents loyalty and love. The sword shows discrimination. Chakra is righteousness and the conch symbolize happiness. To inspire courage, a Durga statue holds a trident. The arrow and bow are characters. Lotus means detachment from earthly things, and the last one is red, meaning passion. Durga statues on the whole also represents forgiveness, protection, and safety.