Maa Shakti is the eternal force, endless female of energy that is at the root of the changing world. It because femininity, for its Motherliness & kindness, is the sustaining teleological principle that heeds the basic needs of neon which are spiritual. Devi Maa is called Durga, for She is the destroyer of all obstacles on one’s spiritual journey. As a worshiped deity, Devi Durga is known as a destroyer of the demon who was originated from a buffalo which represents the the animal nature in us in this form of Maa Durga is Called Mahishasura Mardini. Means Maa Durga slayed down a demon named Mahishasura who represent the animal features in human like ego, ignorance, greed & selfishness.
In this form Mahishasura Mardin, the Mother Goddess shows us the path to defeat the animal nature in human beings with the her divine help. The lion, the steed of the Maa Durga, represents man’s virility. The animal nature is to be conquered and kept under rigid control, but never absolutely abolished, for everything has its part to play wile placed in the right perspective. It is to be tamed to serve the purpose of creation proper vehicle of the divine.