By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Vanadurga, VanadurgA, Vanadurgaa
Vanadurgā is one of the several aspects of Durgā described in iconographical works. Her complexion is greenish like fresh grass. She has eight arms. In seven arms, she carries:
- Cakra - discus
- Śaṅkha - conch
- Asi - sword
- Carma - shield
- Bāṇa - arrow
- Cāpa - bow
- Śula - spear
- Tarjanī mudrā means gesture of threat.
- Mahiṣāsura literally means buffalo-demon.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore