Goddess then transformed herself into another beautiful ‘Ashtabhuja’ or ‘eight handed’ form of ‘Shakambari’. In her eight hands goddess held foods like grains, cereals, vegetables, greens, fruits, and other herbs, she wore a beautiful garment. The divine goddess ‘Shakambari’ gave the people vegetables, delicious fruits and roots to eat. Goddess gave the people a sufficient quantity of food, to the cattle she gave grass, and she satisfied the hunger of the earth, until crops, fruits, and vegetables grew. She is known as Shakambari because she gave everyone vegetables and fruits.
Durgamasur now saw that that the gods and people are enjoying the fruits and vegetables given by the goddess, the earth is not tormented anymore. Unable to bear their happiness Dugamasur attacked the gods and people with all his weapons and army.
He took one thousand Aksauhini armies with him. one Aksauhini army equals large army consisting of 21,870 chariots, as many elephants, 65,610 horses, and 109,350 foot and, shooting arrows, he came quickly before Parvati. Goddess Parvati then took ferocious form, equipped with all the weapons and mounted herself on a lion. Her lion roared thunderously giving a fright to the universe. The great battle began.
The Sun was covered with their incessant hurling of arrows, and the shooters could not shoot accurately on account of the darkness that then prevailed. Then by the collision of the arrows of both the parties, the arrows caught fire and the battlefield again became filled with light. The quarters on all aides resounded with harsh bow sounds and nothing could be heard. At this moment the Dasha Mahavidyas, Nava Durgas, and Sapta Matrikas came out of Devi’s body.
Then other Devis many of which are today worshiped as Grama or Kula Devi appeared, along with Yoginis and Yakshini appeared to join the war. All these Shaktis destroyed the one hundred Aksauhini forces of Durgamasur within ten days. There were rivers of blood flowing with the bloodshed. The whole universe was celebrating this moment by blowing conch shells and playing various musical instruments. On the eleventh day, Durgamasur dressed in red clothes on his waist, red garlands on his neck and anointing his body all over with red sandal paste, and came to fight the goddess.
Now all the Shaktis of Paravati merged into her. The divine goddess then fought the demon for two prahars that is around 6 hours. The goddess shot fifteen arrows at the demon. Her four arrows pierced His four horses, the charioteer was pierced by one arrow; his two eyes were pierced by two arrows; his arms by two arrows, his flag by one arrow and his heart was pierced by five arrows. Durgamasur thus killed by the goddess. All the gods including Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Indra, and sages glorified the divine goddess, The slayer of Durgamasur handed over the Vedas to the sages. She is named Durga because she has killed the wicked demon Durgamasur.
– Mehul Vora