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durga

Paranormal
A supremely radiant warrior goddess in the Hindu construct.
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That was the ivory altarpiece of Durga Mahishasuramardini featuring Kartik wearing a hat and Durga, Ganesh, Laxmi and Saraswati sporting European crowns.
The buffalo-head that is sometimes used as a pedestal for these goddesses is commonly interpreted as linking these Pallava-period deities with Mahishasuramardini, the One Who Slays the Buffalo-demon, known through the Devimahatmya (6th--8th centuries), in a myth frequently illustrated in northern and central India.
The smaller hill nearby has a famous old temple dedicated to the local deity Devi Mahishasuramardini Yamai, with beautifully carved and painted images.