It refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. The dates of Durga Puja celebrations are set according to the traditional Hindu calendar and the fortnight corresponding to the festival is called Devi Paksha. Devi Paksha is preceded by Mahalaya the last day of the previous fortnight Pitri Paksha and is ended on Kojagori Lokkhi Puja (Worship of Goddess Lakshmi on Kojagori Full Moon Night).
Durga Puja is widely celebrated in the Indian states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Tripura and West Bengal, where it is a five-day annual holiday. Durga Puja became one of the largest celebrated festivals in the whole world.
Some of highlighted Pandals are:
- Dasara Festival (Durga Puja) at Nawda More, Bishunpur, Garhwa By Maa Durga Puja Samiti
- Adityapur (by Jai Ram Youth Sporting Club Jamshedpur, near Kharhkhai Bridge)
- Kashidih (by Thakur Pyara Singh Dhurandhar Singh club, Jamshedpur)
- Bhuyandih (by Dulal BHuyan Club)
- Rani Kudar (by Hind Club)
- Sakchi, Aam Bagan (by Bengal Club)
- Kadma and Farm Area, Jamshedpur
- Mango, Jamshedpur
- Sonari, Jamshedpur
- Birsanagar, Jamshedpur
- Bhalubasa, Jamshedpur
- 26 No. Road Telco, Jamshedpur