Shri Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan Sanghatana has taken an important decision to celebrate this year’s Shri Durgamata Daud in a very simple manner.
The tradition will be kept alive but only a small number of FIVE flag bearers and five-arm bearers and the public won’t be allowed.
Kiran Gawde, District President of Shri Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan shared this information.
Like every year this year also the Daud will be organized so as not to break the tradition of the Daud.
From Oct 17 to 25 the Daud will be organised like every year on the same routes but the public will not be allowed to participate.
Only a select few would participate in the Daud and the general public which used to run in thousands this year won’t be to participate due to the pandemic.
Route Details –
On Saturday October 17: From Shri Shivaji Udyan to Shri Kapileshwar Temple
(Shri Shivaji Udyan, SPM Road, Shri Kapileshwar Temple)
On Sunday October 18: Shri Ganesh Mandir Channamma Circle to Fort Durga Mata Mandir
(Shri Ganesh Temple, Channamma Circle, RTO Circle, Durga Mata Temple, Fort)
On Monday October 19: Shri Basavanna Temple, Nehru Nagar to Jotiba Temple Shivbasav Nagar
(Shri Basavanna Temple, Nehru Nagar 2nd Cross, Ramdev Hotel, Durgamata Chowk, Shivbasav Nagar, Jotiba Temple)
On Tuesday October 20: Shri Shivaji Colony Tilakwadi to Shri Mahalakshmi Temple, Angol
(Shri Shivaji Colony, Tilakwadi First Railway Gate, Deshmukh Road, RPD Cross, Khanapur Road, Angol Cross, Angol Road Harmandir, Dharmaveer Sambhaji Chowk, Bhandur Galli Cross, Mahalakshmi Temple, Angol)
Wednesday October 21: Shri Shivteerth to Maruti Mandir, Samyukta Maharashtra Chowk
(Shri Shivteerth (Military Mahadev), Congress Road, Gogte Circle, Khanapur Road, Sanchayani Circle, Dhamarveer Sambhaji Chowk, College Road, Yande Khoot, Samadevi Galli, United Maharashtra Chowk, Maruti Mandir
On Thursday October 22: Shri Amba Mata Mandir, Shahapur to Basaveshwar Circle, Goa
(Shri Amba Mata Mandir, Shahapur, Nath Pai Circle, Kankanwadi Hospital Road, Goaves Road, Basaveshwar Circle Goaves)
On Friday October 23: Sri Durgamata Temple, Basevashwar Circle, Khasbagh to Sri Mangai Temple, Wadgaon
(Sri Durgamata Temple, Khasbagh, Bazar Galli Wadgaon, Hari Mandir Cross, Vishnu Galli, Mangai Mandir)
On Saturday October 24: Sri Somnath Temple, Tashildar Street to Shani Temple
(Sri Somnath Temple, Tashildar Galli, Hemukalani Chowk, Station Road, Shani Temple)
On Sunday October 25: Shri Maruti Mandir, Maruti Galli to Dharmaveer Sambhaji Chowk
(Shri Maruti Mandir, Maruti Galli, Baswan Galli, Ramlingkhind Galli, Dharmaveer Sambhaji Chowk)
About the Daud:
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 20 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.