Essay Assignment on Hindu gods/goddesses

research paper on one of the goddesses or gods from the Hindu tradition. A strong paper will include a historical overview of the god/goddess in question, the powers/attributes/symbols associated with the deity, their evolutionary development, if any, and the rituals/forms of worship associated with the goddess/god. Food for thought: Is there a difference between the way the goddess/god is described in the Vedas and in the later writings, such as in the Mahabharata? What does the act of puja, or personal devotion to statues of the deity, mean and why do people do it?