Originally posted by Sargesh
But in show why she ws repeatedly called as durga why nt referred as adi parashakti or adishakti as in DKDM becoa durga is a form of adishakti and many stories tell that after killing asur durgamasur she named as durga and meaning of durga is that who destroys fear.
In DSS, she is called Durga as Mahishasur mardini having 18 hands, even as Shumbh-Nishumbh hantri she is called Durga but here she is ashta bhuja. She killed Durgam Danav much later even that is one of the reason for her to be called Durga.
Durga is one of her popular name, may be that's why she is called Durga. In DP too ParaShakti is called Durga.
The name "Durga" in Sanskrit means "invincible".
The Cosmic mother, energy "Durga" means "Durgeya, Apparajita" energy of spirit.
One other meaning of Durga is Durgati nashini means, "the one who eliminates sufferings".