Durga is the warrior goddess of protection and inner STRENGTH: DURGA  is called upon when we need to awaken our strength, courage, protection and fearlessness (no matter what our outer circumstances are!)  She is the courageous mother holding all of the deity energies within her for when needed. It takes tremendous courage to ride the tiger and slay, self-doubt, blame, shame, arrogance and greed…which is what she stands for. Tiger pants and paws help!