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Durga
Durga, also identified as Adi Parashakti, Devi, Shakti, Bhavani, Parvati, Amba and by numerous other names, is a principal and popular form of Hindu
Hindu
goddess.[3][4][5] She is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centers around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good.[4][6] She is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction to empower creation.[7] Durga
Durga
is depicted in the Hindu
Hindu
pantheon as a goddess riding a lion or tiger, with many arms each carrying a weapon,[1] often defeating Mahishasura (lit
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Durga (other)
Disambiguation usually refers to word-sense disambiguation, the process of identifying which meaning of a word is used in context. Disambiguation may also refer to:Sentence boundary disambiguation, the problem in natural language processing of deciding where sentences begin and end Syntactic disambiguation, the problem of resolving syntactic ambiguity Memory disambiguation, a set of microprocessor execution techniquesMusic[edit]Ø (Disambiguation), a 2010 album by Underoath Disambiguation (Pandelis Karayorgis album), a 2002 album by Pandelis Karayorgis and Mat ManeriSee also[edit]Ambiguity, an attribute of any concept, idea, statement or claim whose meaning, intention or interpretation cannot be definitively resolvedThis disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Disambiguation. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the
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Chakram
The chakram (Sanskrit: cakram; Punjabi: chakkar; Malay: cakeram) is a throwing weapon from India. It is circular in shape with a sharpened outer edge and a size range of approximately 12–30 centimetres (4.7–11.8 in) in diameter. It is also known as chalikar[1]‌ meaning "circle", and was sometimes referred to in English writings as a "war-quoit". The chakram is primarily a throwing weapon but can also be used hand-to-hand. A smaller variant called chakri was worn on the wrist. A related weapon is the chakri dang, a bamboo staff with a chakri attached at one end.Contents1 History 2 Construction 3 Techniques 4 Modern inventions and applications 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Earliest references to the chakram come from the Indian epics Mahabharata
Mahabharata
and Ramayana
Ramayana
where the Sudarshana Chakra
Sudarshana Chakra
is the weapon of the god Vishnu
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Odisha
www.odisha.gov.inSymbols of OdishaEmblem Konark
Konark
HorseLanguageOdiaSong Bande Utkala JananiDanceOdissiAnimalSambarBirdIndian rollerFlowerBlue-Water LillyTreeIndian Fig tree Odisha
Odisha
( /əˈdɪsə/ ( listen);[5] formerly Orissa,[6][7] /ɒˈrɪsə, ɔː-, oʊ-/)[8] is one of the 29 states of India, located in eastern India. It is surrounded by the states of West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand
Jharkhand
to the north, Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
to the west and north-west, and Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
to the south. Odisha
Odisha
has 485 kilometres (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on its east, from Balasore
Balasore
to Ganjam.[9] It is the 9th largest state by area, and the 11th largest by population
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Nepal
Nepal
Nepal
(/nəˈpɔːl/ ( listen);[12] Nepali: नेपाल  Nepāl [neˈpal]), officially the Federal Democratic Republic
Republic
of Nepal
Nepal
(Nepali: सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl),[13] is a landlocked country in South Asia
South Asia
located in the Himalaya. With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area.[2][14] It borders China
China
in the north and India
India
in the south, east, and west while Bangladesh
Bangladesh
is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan
Bhutan
is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim
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Devanagari
Devanagari
Devanagari
(/ˌdeɪvəˈnɑːɡəri/ DAY-və-NAH-gə-ree; देवनागरी, IAST: Devanāgarī, a compound of "deva" दे
and "nāgarī" नागरी; Hindi
Hindi
pronunciation: [d̪eːʋˈnaːɡri]), also called Nagari (Nāgarī, नागरी),[5] is an abugida (alphasyllabary) used in India
India
and Nepal
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Scimitar
A scimitar (/ˈsɪmɪtər/ or /ˈsɪmɪtɑːr/)[1] is a backsword or sabre with a curved blade, originating in the Middle East. The curved sword or "scimitar" was widespread throughout the Middle East from at least the Ottoman period, with early examples dating to Abbasid
Abbasid
era (9th century) Khurasan.[2][verification needed] The type harks back to the makhaira type of antiquity, but the Arabic term saif is probably from the same source as Greek xiphos (the straight, double-edged sword of Greek antiquity)
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Gada (mace)
The gada (Sanskrit: गदा gadā, Tamil: gadai, Malay: gedak Old Tagalog: batuta) is a club or blunt mace from South Asia. Made either of wood or metal, it consists essentially of a spherical head mounted on a shaft, with a spike on the top. Outside India, the gada was also adopted in Southeast Asia, where it is still used in silat. The gada is the main weapon of the Hindu God Hanuman. Known for his strength, Hanuman
Hanuman
is traditionally worshipped by wrestlers in South and Southeast Asia. Vishnu
Vishnu
also carries a gada named Kaumodaki
Kaumodaki
in one of his four hands
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God In Hinduism
The concept of God
God
in Hinduism
Hinduism
varies in its diverse traditions.[1][2][3] Hinduism
Hinduism
spans a wide range of beliefs such as henotheism, monotheism, polytheism, panentheism, pantheism, pandeism, monism, atheism and nontheism.[1][4][5] Forms of theism find mention in the Bhagavad Gita
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Sanskrit
A few attempts at revival have been reported in Indian and Nepalese newspapers. India: 14,135 Indians claimed Sanskrit
Sanskrit
to be their mother tongue in the 2001 Census of India:[2] Nepal: 1,669 Nepalis
Nepalis
in 2011
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Bengali Language
অবহট্টOld BengaliDialectssee Bengali dialectsWriting system Eastern Nagari script
Eastern Nagari script
(Bengali alphabet) Bengali BrailleSigned formsBengali signed forms[4]Official statusOfficial language in Bangladesh   India
India
(in West Bengal, Tripura
Tripura
& Southern Assam)Regulated by Bangla Academy Paschimbanga Bangla AkademiLanguage codesISO 639-1 bnISO 639-2 benISO 639-3 benGlottolog beng1280[5]Linguasphere 59-AAF-uBengali speaking region of South AsiaBengali speakers around the worldThis article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA.This article contains Bengali text
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Jharkhand
Jharkhand
Jharkhand
(lit. "Bushland" or The land of forest) is a state in eastern India, carved out of the southern part of Bihar
Bihar
on 15 November 2000.[4] The state shares its border with the states of Bihar
Bihar
to the north, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
to the northwest, Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
to the west, Odisha
Odisha
to the south, and West Bengal
West Bengal
to the east
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Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°48′N 90°18′E / 23.8°N 90.3°E / 23.8; 90.3People's Republic
Republic
of Bangladeshগণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ (Bengali) Gaṇaprajātantrī BāṃlādēśaFlagEmblemAnthem: "Amar Sonar Bangla" (Bengali) "My Golden Bengal"March: "Notuner Gaan" "The Song of Youth"[1]Government Seal of BangladeshCapital and largest city Dhaka 23°42′N 90°21′E / 23.700°N 90.350°E / 23.700; 90.350Official languages Bengali[2]Ethnic groups (2011[3])98% Bengalis2% M
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India
India, officially the Republic
Republic
of India
India
(IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar
Myanmar
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
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Shankha
A Shankha
Shankha
[Sanskrit:शङ्ख] is a conch shell of ritual and religious importance in Hinduism
Hinduism
and Buddhism. It is the shell of a large predatory sea snail, Turbinella pyrum, found in the Indian Ocean.[citation needed] In Hindu mythology, the shankha is a sacred emblem of the Hindu preserver god Vishnu. It is still used as a trumpet in Hindu ritual, and in the past was used as a war trumpet. The shankha is praised in Hindu scriptures as a giver of fame, longevity and prosperity, the cleanser of sin and the abode of Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth and consort of Vishnu.[citation needed] The shankha is displayed in Hindu art
Hindu art
in association with Vishnu. As a symbol of water, it is associated with female fertility and serpents (Nāgas)
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Assam
Assam
Assam
(English: /əˈsæm/, /-sɑːm/  listen (help·info)) is a state in Northeast India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra
Brahmaputra
and Barak River
Barak River
valleys. Assam
Assam
covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi)
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