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Indian Art Series: The Great Goddess Battles the Demons


With the annihilation of one of the most powerful of demons, Mahishasura- he with the head of a great buffalo. She has to take on Chand-Munda now, and Shumbha-Nishumbha who seem never to give up.

The story is told at great length in the Devi Mahatmya - literally, 'Glory of the Great Goddess', also referred as Durga Saptashati - a text embedded inside 'Markandeya Purana'. The folio of is from a dispersed manuscript of the Devi Mahatmya.

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