Understanding the significance of Kartik Purnima and the inevitable surge in travel, railway authorities have proactively launched special trains dedicated to connecting major pilgrimage destinations. East Central Railway has announced the operation of 13 additional passenger special trains for the occasion.
Special Trains For Kartik Purnima 2023
Kartik Purnima has spiritual importance. East Central Railway has announced the operation of 13 additional passenger fair special trains on November 27th to accommodate the enormous number of passengers expected for the Kartik Purnima Fair in Sonpur, Bihar. These trains will travel on a variety of routes. Furthermore, to assist passenger flow during the fair, several regular trains on the Chhapra-Hajipur-Muzaffarpur and Sonpur-Bachhwara-Barauni sections would have an additional one-minute delay.
Special trains ensure a hassle-free and comfortable journey. Pilgrims always face transportation needs during these times. Here are the special trains –
- Sonpur-Muzaffarpur Kartik Purnima Mela Special train 05202 will depart Sonpur at 00:45 on November 27th and arrive in Muzaffarpur at 02:40
- Sonpur – Patliputra Special train 05205 will depart Sonpur at 00:10 on November 27th and arrive in Patliputra at 00:50
- Sonpur – Chapra Special train 05203 will depart Sonpur at 00:15 on November 27th and arrive in Chapra at 02:30
Recognising the diverse needs of pilgrims, special trains accommodate different preferences. The Kartik Purnima Special Trains are critical in facilitating travel during the festival, a major event for many Indians. These trains relieve the strain on normal trains, which are frequently overcrowded during this time period.
They offer a convenient and dependable form of transportation for customers travelling to various locations in Bihar. This allows them to enjoy the celebrations and reconnect with family and friends. Furthermore, by boosting tourism and commerce, these special trains contribute to general economic activity during the festival season. This thoughtful approach not only enhances the overall pilgrimage experience.
What Is Kartik Purnima?
Kartik Purnima takes place on the 15th of Kartik month. It is on November 27 this year. According to the Drik Panchang, the Purnima tithi will begin on November 26 at 3:53 pm and end on November 27 at 2:45 pm.
Kartik Purnima includes the ancient practice of Kartik Snan, which consists of a purifying bath at sunrise and moonrise in pilgrimage places. Devotees adore Lord Vishnu with flowers, diyas, and incense, and they frequently observe a fast and recite the Satyanarayan Vrat Katha. This auspicious day also recalls Lord Vishnu and Devi Vrinda’s heavenly marriage, commemorated through the Kartik Purnima Mela, which culminates with devotees seeking salvation through a sacred bath in Pushkar Lake.
Devotees observe specific ceremonies to commemorate this important event. The day begins with a bath in the early morning, preferably in a holy river. If this is not possible, taking a bath at home with Ganga water is also considered auspicious.
Kartik Purnima has enormous religious and spiritual significance in Hindu mythology. The devotees are blessed if they observe Kartik Snan (bath) and worship Lord Vishnu on this day. Additionally, it is considered one of the most favourable periods for religious ceremonies.
By encouraging tourism and business, these special trains contribute to overall economic activity throughout the festival season.
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