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Lakshmi is also Durga because she is a Shakti. All the Shaktis are Durga so that means Durga killed Mahisasura but then Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati all killed Mahisasura too by collecting their powers and making a form who is Durga. Durga is a incarnation of Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati. Just how all the Gods form Bramhan, all the Goddesses form Durga ...


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Namaste Trace everything honestly and join the dots : Devi Mahatmya, MarkanDeya Puran, Devi Bhagwat, Rahasya-TrayaM (the three-fold secret). The secret: MahaLakshmi = Adi ParA Shakti who becomes the various Goddesses. EDIT: REF: Please see quotes added at the end of this answer from Rahasya TrayaM I - Pradhanika Rahasya DurgA is a manifestation of MahA ...


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Devi atharvasirsha upanishad mentions the names of Kaalaratri and skandamata forms of navadurga.


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Brihat parashara hora shastra mentions worship of durga as a remedy for Rahu in chapters dealing with antardashas.


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I don't know if it is mentioned in any scripture. But from the meanings of the words you can make out why Goddess Durga needs to be worshipped to appease Rahu. Some of the meanings of the word 'Durga' in Sanskrit - inaccessible, not easy to reach. So Goddess Durga is essentially the Source of the existence Herself. Some of the meanings of the word 'Rahu' - ...


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