Like in Kerala, in West Bengal also Aayudha puja is conducted and students worship Saraswati. Kanya pujan and honour rituals for women are conducted.
In the nearby states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand etc also Durga Puja is celebrated as major festival. In Orissa, Chandi or Chandika is worshiped and Navartri or Durga Puja is an important festival in Orissa.
Beautiful clay idols of Goddess Durga are worshiped throughout the state with great fervor. The Goddess is seen in her most dynamic form, beautiful and fearsome invoking awe and bhakti in her devotees. On the fifth day or the tenth day of the festivity the beautifully crafted clay idols are immersed in the river.
A festive atmosphere awaits, with the spell of Navaratri to the festival of lights. This is the moment to emerge out like the radiant sun creating a bright new day, a dazzling new life.
A very Happy Navaratri to everyone!!