This form of the goddess carries in her hands a damaru, the kamandalu, the khadga and the drinking vase. It is said that devotees who worship her are blessed by her and their wishes are fulfilled.
The goddess is dark complexioned and has two eyes. She is adorned with red garments. Her head is decorated with kirlta-mukuta and she is decked with gold ornaments studded with rubies. She has four hands with which she holds a trident, a khadga, a conch shell and a chakra. The lion is her vehicle. The sun and the moon are lodged on the either side of the Goddess.
She is conceived with eight arms, in the seven of which, she is required to hold the conch shell, chakra, khadga, khetaka, an arrow, a bow and sula. The remaining hand project the tarjani posture. She possesses the green complexion like the grass. In the Vedic literature, she has been conceived as Aranyani or Vanaspati representing the plants and greenery. In the Atharva Veda these two goddesses play an important role influencing the indigenous systems of medicines.
The goddess has eight hands, six of which hold a chakra, a khadga, a khetaka, an arrow, a noose and an ankusa. The remaining two hands depict the varada mudra and the other in tarjani mudra. She has three eyes and has a beautiful complexion brilliantly lighted up. A crescent appears over her crown. The lion is her vehicle. Two celestial damsels can be seen on either side of the goddess each holding a sword and a shield.
The goddess has three eyes and four hands. She carries a conch shell, chakra, a khadga and a trident. Her head has been adorned with a crescent moon. The goddess is dark complexion. The lion is her vehicle.
This form of the goddess retains much of her ethnic character. She is the presiding goddess of the Vindhya Mountain Range or Saptasri Devi of Sagaragadh in the Kolaba region of Maharashtra. In Punjab and Himachal Pradesh she is manifested as a young girl. She is known to perform mimetic magic to foster the growth of crops. Vindhyavasini Durga has a bright complexion. She is seated over the golden lotus, having three eyes and four arms. With her two hands she holds a conch shell and a chakra while with the remaining two hands she holds the varada mudra and abhaya mudra. Her head is adorned with the crescent moon and is decked with gorgeous ornaments. The lion is her vehicle.
The goddess is red complexioned and bears a terrific look. She holds in one of her hands a trident while with the other she holds the tarjani mudra. Her mantra bestows success to the devotees. The goddess is at times projected with a Vaisnavite background.
Mother Earth is a popular form of Durga, Kali, or Mariyamona. The Vedas have also mentioned about the Prithvi as a kindly guardian deity. The Badami Cave Temples in Karnataka houses the idol of Mother Earth identified with Bhumidevi or Bhudevi. She is regarded as the Earth Mother of non-Aryans and the goddess of patience or endurance. In one of the South Indian temples, the goddess appears in the form of a female in stone. The head of the goddess is visible while the body is masked in earth. In her benevolent manifestation the earth goddess is reflected as Gauri. Her annual marriage with Lord Shiva is ceremoniously performed.