“If I want to live a happy life, heal myself and make self-loving smart decisions in the future, I need not armor myself against the world. I need not protect my love. Instead, I need to remove my armor and remove the layers of fear that by virtue of their constriction, are choking the freedom and life out of my love.” ~ Teal Scott
Mahishasura Mardini means the Goddess who Killed the demon Mahishasura (Mahi-SHA-soora). This story is picked up from Hindu mythology when the Goddess took the form of a powerful Goddess (Durga [dur-gha]) to kill the Demon. It demonstrates the triumph of good or evil.
Mahishasura means the Buffalo Demon. He received a boon from the Gods that he can only be killed by a woman. Thinking that no woman can be as powerful as the Demon, he started a killing spree. The Gods ran away at his sight and lands were lay wasted.
Seeing the uncontrolled aggression of the Demon, Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu created Durga. She has 10 arms and each arms with specific weapon. She is one of very few warrior Goddess in Hindu Mythology.