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Triyambake, Goddess Durga with Three Eyes

Goddess Durga is sometimes depicted as having three eyes. When she is depicted with three eyes she is referred as Triyambake. The three yes of Goddess Durga is similar to Shiva – the third eye represents fire – symbolically knowledge that consumes ignorance.

Symbolically the left eye of Goddess Durga represents desire - the moon;
the right eye represents action (the sun) and the third eye on the forehead depicts knowledge (fire).

Triyambake name is found in all the important prayers dedicated to Goddess Durga.