'Sekhmet Durga - Goddesses of War' (3/5)
Sekhmet is the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians and was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare.
Durga Maa - One meaning of “Durga” is “Durgatinashini,” which translates into “the one who eliminates sufferings.” Thus, Hindus believe that goddess Durga protects her devotees from the evils of the world and at the same time removes their miseries.
The lion represents power, will and determination. Durga Maa riding the lion symbolises her virtuosity over all these qualities.