Buffalo decorated with painted horns, flowers, garlands ran through the streets of Belgaum city on the eve of Padwa. The milkman(Gavlis) celebrate this festival with great fervor. Each animal is properly bathed and decorated and Some are given alcohol, to get their spirits high during the parade and keep running.
This is a tradition followed by the community for many generations now.
One can see the owner on a bike (normally a M80) making a huge sound behind which the buffaloes keep running also there are times when there is small brass band.