Durga Puja is considered most auspicious and celebrated with great pomp and gaiety in almost all parts of India and even neighboring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh. India is considered the land of varied cultures and traditions. Different states have its own peculiar way of celebrating this festive occasion and the festival is given diverse regional names in different parts of the country. The various distinct regional names of this festival are:

Regional Names of Durga



Durga Pujo

West Bengal

Durga Puja

West Bengal, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, UP, MP and Delhi


West Bengal

Mysore  Dussehra

Mysore, Karnataka

Saraswati Puja

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala

Bommai Kolu

Tamil Nadu,  Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

Kullu Dussehra

Himachal Pradesh, kullu

Ayudya Puja

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala


Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala

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