BiharDurga Puja is one of the major festivals in Bihar. Bhagvati Durga Puja and NouDurga along with Vijaya Dashami is an important festival of the Maithili Community. Hundreds of pandals are set up with carnivals.
GujaratNavaratri is devoted to Amba mataji. In some homes, images of mataji are worshiped in accordance with accepted practice.
JharkhandDurga Puja is celebrated with many carnivals. The festival mood starts from Mahalaya, a huge surge in visitors is witnessed during the last four days of the festival, arriving from cities like Jamshedpur TATA, Ranchi, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Sisai, etc. After offering puja, thousands of people set out in the evening to have a darshan of pandals.
KarnatakaDurga Puja is celebrated in a grand way in this state. In Mysore, Dussehra is easily the most popular festival. Elephants are decked up with robes and jewellery and taken in processions through the streets of the city.
KashmirHindus in Jammu and Kashmir celebrate their festivals with pomp and show. These days, festivities are more subdued. The favourite deities of Kashmir are Lord Shiva and Serawali Ma Durga, the one who rides the tiger.PunditsDogris and Muslims alike vouch that Navratri is important.
KeralaIn Kerala, Durga Puja signifies the beginning of formal education for every child aged 35 years. While puja goes on in the temple for all ten days, it is the concluding three days which are most important. Ashtami is the day of Ayudya Puja, when all the tools at home are worshipped.