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Hinduism - What Are The Beliefs And Symbolism Associated With Lions In Hindu Iconography?


 A lion or tiger is the animal vehicle of the Mother Goddess in Hindu mythology, as seen in her incarnation as the goddess Durga.

The Goddess may be shown riding either of these creatures in modern imagery, with no apparent distinction between them, probably reflecting the fact that the Hindi term "sher" can refer to either the lion or the tiger.

The Goddess's ability to ride such a deadly beast is a strong indication of her strength and capability.

These animals are often depicted as her friends in her mythology, fighting at her direction.


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