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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.
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.
In Odisha, Diwali is celebrated as Kauriya Kathi where people offer prayers to their late ancestors and seek their blessings.
In Goa, Diwali is all about worshipping Lord Krishna for his victory over Narkasur, followed by burning giant figurines of the demon.
In Maharashtra, Diwali celebrations include a Vasu Baras ritual where they worship cows.
In Gujarat, Diwali marks the Gujarati New Year, Bestu Varas, which is celebrated on the next day of Diwali.