What is the scripturally correct vAhana of Durga Ma? I have seen Her pictures astride on both the lion and tiger. Please clarify from Devi Bhagavatham. I am equally interested in knowing why tiger is also shown as a vahana of Goddess Durga if lion is what is the vahana per Devi Bhagavatham. So, kindly point out if she has two vahanas and if the vyaghra has ever been considered Her vehicle.
From Devi Bhavagatam
Sudarśana, along with his newly wedded wife Śaśikalā, was proceeding to his preceptor's hermitage, when his enemies attack him. Sudarśana began to recite silently the excellent one word seed mantra of the King of Desires (Kāmarāja) and, out of its power, he and his wife remained in the chariot without any fear and sorrow.
Thus when the dreadful war began to grow more and more horrible, the Goddess Bhagavatī suddenly appeared there, mounted on Her lion.
So Lion is Devi's vehicle.