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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Durgama, DUrgama, Duurgama

  1. difficult to approach or reach; hazardous to approach; unattainable; impassable; difficult or dangerous to traverse
  2. 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.).