Here’s How Diwali Is Celebrated Across India

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​1. Bengal

​In West Bengal, Diwali is celebrated as Kali Puja or Shyama Puja. The rituals include worshipping the goddess Kali and lighting up 14 diyas on Bhoot Chaturdashi.

​2. Varanasi

​In Varanasi, Diwali is celebrated as Dev Deepawali on the ghats. It is believed that goddesses come down to take a dip in the waters during this time.

​3. Odisha

​In Odisha, Diwali is celebrated as Kauriya Kathi where people offer prayers to their late ancestors and seek their blessings.

​4. Goa

​In Goa, Diwali is all about worshipping Lord Krishna for his victory over Narkasur, followed by burning giant figurines of the demon.

​5. Maharashtra

​In Maharashtra, Diwali celebrations include a Vasu Baras ritual where they worship cows.

​6. Gujarat

​In Gujarat, Diwali marks the Gujarati New Year, Bestu Varas, which is celebrated on the next day of Diwali.

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