Friday, Apr. 22, 2011


Forget Mother Earth: the Hindu goddess Durga ("the inaccessible") is considered the mother of the universe. It's only right that such a powerful deity have at least eight arms, ride a lion, and be able to defeat demons that other gods cannot. It's also fitting that the beautiful protective-warrior goddess have a festival in her honor each year: Durga Puja is celebrated, primarily in eastern India, during the harvest season.