‘Marabou re Sugwa Dhanush se, Suga Gire Murkaye’, the song echoing in the atmosphere, markets decorated with light and crackers, artists presenting their creativity with beautiful Rangolis at road side, and most of space of newspapers is captured by the festive news, reminding us that we’ve entered in the month of “ kaatik. Kaatik month is to celebrate three big festivals together. It starts with the festival of lights, followed by Bhaiya Dooj and gets wind up with one of the most pious festivals, ‘Chhath Puja’. No matter how much hectic schedule you have, the charm of this month makes you feel homeliness and you cannot resist being with your family. Diwali and Bhaiya Dooj are celebrated all over the country with a great zeal, while Chhath Puja, the religious pride of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. It is an emotional bond which calls people to come home and stay with family and loved ones. Being home during festival is a great feeling to live your relationships. Let your tears of emotion flow, because it is the time to go home. Check live station feature by using the RailRestro app then get your tickets booked.

Special Trains on Diwali and Chhath
The festival of Deepawali and Chhath spreads the message of togetherness and happiness. It strengthens the thread of relationship with a meaning ‘Rishte Jo Kabhi na Chhuthe’. But, sometime, it seems quite impossible to choose the mode of transportation due to heavy festive rush in trains. Train offers the most comfortable and affordable journey. Every Year, Indian Railways, facilitates us with the special train services. This year also, it has provided special trains for passengers to reach to hometown. There’re total 26 trains run by Indian Railways, by every zone, on the occasion of Diwali and Chhath. So, get your heart packed with emotion and bags with gifts to meet the family. The last minute travelers or the passengers boarding the train on same day can check the trains in the next 2 hours, 4 hours and 8 hours by availing the RailRestro live station features.

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Diwali Celebrations
Every year, the festival comes either in the month of October or November. This year, the celebration will be in the month of October and will end in the first week of November. According to Hindu calendar and Panchang, the fascination of festivals starts with Diwali which is going to be celebrated on October 27, 2019 and ends with Chhath Puja on November 2, 2019. There are many other festivals like Bhaiya Dooj and Govardhan Puja wrapped between the schedule.

Diwali: October 27, 2019
Govardhan Puja: October 28, 2019
Bhaiya Dooj: October 29, 2019

Rituals of Chhath Puja:
Starting with Nahhaya Khaye on October 31, 2019 followed by the rituals of ‘Kharna’ on November 1, 2109 and the Puja will end with the “Morning Arghaya” on November 2, 2109. The rituals of Chhath continue for four consecutive days.

Order Food in Train during Festive Fiesta
Food plays a crucial part during train journey, especially when you have to travel for a longer distance. It is quite difficult to carry an extra baggage of food for journey. Passengers’ travelling during festive month of Kaatik avoids consuming food from vendors present at station premises. Also, it’s difficult to identify unauthorized food suppliers in train who sell their unhygienic food. Keeping this in mind, RailRestro offers pure veg food in train for the passengers to respect the ritual during journey. Travellers can order pure veg food in train prepared with great care. One can also order famous regional sweets en route to take home as a token of love for Bhai Dooj. Download the RailRestro app and make it your food companion during journey.

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Diwali Coupon Offered by RailRestro to Order your Favorite Food in Train:
Like every year, this year, RailRestro offers you the coupon to avail discount on your favorite food. Travelers can use the coupon code “DIWALI25” and get flat 25% discount on food. The minimum order to avail discount is on the orders of and above Rs. 299

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Festivals are the reason to establish and maintain a happening relationship. It is the medium to take you back to your homes once in a year. It keeps you closer to the tradition and the culture. “Kyonki Tyohaar Riste Baandhte Hai”.

RailRestro wishes you a Happy and Safe Diwali and Happy Chhath Puja!

Author: Padmaja Mallik

Padmaja Mallik is a passionate traveler and a writer. She loves to explore different places of India and pen down her experience. Currently, she is a part of RailRestro working as a content writer.