Where did you do your research about Durga? My neighbor is from India, born and raised there, until she moved, and her stories on Durga were a bit varied from yours......Just curious where you learned!
My story is very loosely based on Indian mythology. Durga has several avatars which make writing her character extremely complicated. I chose just one version and that became the goddess you met in the books. For research, I used several books on mythology as well as internet research. To see the books I used, check out my reading list here on Goodreads!