From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Durgama, DUrgama, Duurgama
- difficult to approach or reach; hazardous to approach; unattainable; impassable; difficult or dangerous to traverse
- an daitya belonging to the dynasty of Hiraņyākşa, to slay whom the devas prayed to the Mother Goddess, who upon doing so, cameto be called “Durgā” (Sk. Pur.); a son of Vasudeva and Pauravī (Vi. Pur.).