DURGA, or Devi (Sanskrit for inaccessible), in Hindu mythology, the wife of Siva and daughter of Himavat (the Himalayas).
Though they themselves trace their origin to seven Mahommedan tribes, Hindus appear to have been associated with them at an early period; at any rate, their religious creed and practices as stanch worshippers of Kali (Devi, Durga), the Hindu goddess of destruction, had certainly no flavour of Islam in them.
1396-1407 The Durga Devi famine in India, lasting twelve years.
Thence, bending slightly south, it extends in the line of snowy peaks which are seen from Simla to the famous peaks of Gangotri and Nanda Devi.
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The divine object of the adoration of the Saktas, then, is Siva's wife - the Devi (goddess), Mahadevi (great goddess), or Jagan-mata (mother of the world) - in one or other of her numerous forms, benign or terrible.
While it's true that the majority of yoga gurus and students were male, Indra Devi was a primary exception.
Iyengar, his first female student, Indra Devi, and his star pupil, Sri K.
Devi serves lunch and dinner buffet-style, is kid-friendly and has a casual atmosphere.
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