The Hindu Goddess Durga, an incarnation of Devi, is the mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. She represents a unified symbol of all divine forces. The lion represents power, will and determination. Mother Durga riding the lion symbolises her mastery over all these qualities. This suggests to the devotee that one has to possess all these qualities to get over the demon of ego.