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Durga Mata Duad begins

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People in large numbers joined the “Durga Mata Daud” (run) expressing solidarity with each other and wishing a strong and better future for the younger generation. The run is organized annually by the Shri Shiv Prathisthan Hindusthan. The run is being organized for the past 18 years, in the initial couple of years the response was quite meager and now about 30,000 people participate as the run culminates on Dasara day,

The run is part of the Navaratri celebrations in which people from all walks of life, including children and the aged, participate with the single objective of expressing solidarity with and inspiring the youth to lead a healthy life free from intoxication and other evils of society. The run is also aimed at inculcating patriotic and brotherhood feelings and motivating the youth to work for building a strong nation, both economically and culturally. Children garbed in the colorful costumes of Shivaji and his mother, Jijabai, and soldiers lead the run in a chariot.durga mata daud

All along the run one can hear cheers and loud drum beats and prayers to Goddess Durga. It proceeded on different streets and lanes of the city in the early hours of the morning. Children who rarely get up early after watching pogo and Cartoon network get up early and get ready for the run. The run is welcomed in each street by the Yuvak Mandals. You can see beautiful Rangoli’s put up all along the route of the run. Each day from first day of Navratri until Dasar the run is organized in different and predefined routes. Each day it is estimated that about 15,000 people participate in the run.

In this modern corporate world of Mumbai marathon and Delhi marathon, the scene here is also the same and well organized, only fact there are no Corporates behind the arrangements.

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Motive behind this Daud:

The young generation comes to know about history through books. However, they do not realize the hardships faced by Shivaji during his time. During Navratri the motive of this run is to awaken the same feeling in the heart of the youngsters. In addition, the run aims to evolve a sense of patriotism and respect to religion and a wow to protect one’s religion.


Date: 16-10-2012: Route: Nehru Nagar, Jyotiba Mandir, Shivabasav Nagar.

Date: 17-10-2012: Route: Shivaji Colony, Tilakwadi, Angol.

Date:18-10-2012: Route: Channamma Circle, Durgamata Mandir (Fort).

Date:19-10-2012: Route: Dharamveer Sambhaji Chowk, Sanyukta Maharashtra Chowk

Date:20-10-2012: Route: Shivteerth, Camp, Jatti Math

Date:21-10-2012: Route: Ambabai Mandir to Basvehwar Circle

Date:22-10-2012: Route: Tahshildar Galli end at Shani Mandir

Date:23-10-2012: Route: Khasbag, Vadgaon

Date:24-10-2012: Route: Maruti Galli,city, Dharamveer Sambhaji Chowk

5 thoughts on “Durga Mata Duad begins”

  1. May god bless all on this festive. Happy navratri. Its really great run. Todays young kids like me really need some old cultures and values.

  2. Dear Editor,

    My name is Niranjan J, You are doing a great job. Whenever I,am out of Belgaum, I open this web site for at-least 10 times in a day. I respect your hard work towards maintaining the standards of this portal.
    In the above article you have mentioned about “Shivaji Maharaj” and as you know that Shivaji Maharaj was not an ordinary man.He was the founder of MARATHA EMPIRE , So I would suggest you to change the text as Shivaji Maharaj OR Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

    Thanking You.

    • Ya me to agree with u. For phd holders we call them doctor n all. So for chatrapathi shivaji maharaj we must be honouring him by sayin ur majesty or his excellency. This is my opinion though.


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