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Durg Manawad Yatra at Vithalai Temple in Kagal Taluka of Kolhapur District, Maharashtra

Vithalai Temple Yatra at Durg Manawad is annually observed in Phagun month. The yatra is an important ritual at the Vithalai Devi Mandir at Durg Manawad in Kagal Taluka of Kolhapur District, Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Vithalai, gram devata. Durg Manawad Yatra 2018 date is March 15.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

Hundreds of people participate in the unique ritual. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place. All night vigil is kept on the day.

Durg Manawad Yatra is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the 13th day during the waning phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.