MAA Durga puja myths: According to Hindu Durga puja myth a demon named Mahishasura, earned the favor of Lord Shiva after a long and hard penance. Durga puja myth tells that arrogant Mahishasura started his reign of terror over the Universe and people were killed mercilessly
The Defeat of Gods:
According to Durga puja myth after their defeat and humiliation at the hands of Mahishasur, the gods took refuge under Lord Brahma, who took them to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Durga puja myth tells that the only solution left was the creation of a woman who possesses the ultimate power to fight and defeat Mahishasur. Durga puja myth relates that pure energy blazed forth from Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
Durga puja myth of Culmination of Energies:
According to Durga puja myth her face reflected the light of Shiva, her ten arms were from Lord Vishnu, her feet were from Lord Brahma, the tresses were formed from the light of Yama, Durga puja myth tells that the god of death and the two breasts were formed from the light of Somanath, the Moon God, the waist from the light of Indra, Durga puja myth relates that the king of gods, the god of oceans and hips from the light of Bhoodev (Earth), the toes from the light of Surya (Sun God), fingers of the hand from the light of the Vasus, the children of Goddess river Ganga and nose from the light of Kuber, the keeper of wealth for the Gods. Durga puja myth relates the teeth were formed from the light of Prajapati, the lord of creatures.
Durga puja myth of Power of Weapons
According to Durga puja myth the gods then gifted the goddess with their weapons and other divine objects to help her in her battle with the demon, Mahishasura. Lord Shiva gave her a trident while Lord Vishnu gave her a disc. Durga puja myth tells that the god of mountains, Himavat gifted her with jewels and a lion to ride on.