Durga the mahashakti, the form and formless, is the root cause of creation, preservation and annihilation. According to legend, Durga was created for the slaying of the buffalo demon Mahisasura by Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva to help the lesser gods, who were otherwise powerless to overcome him. Embodying their collective energy (Shakti), She is both derivative from the male divinities and the manifested representation of their power. This carving of Durga is carved in natural wood. As it is a handmade piece slight changes in colour and form might be there.