Kashi Mahakal Express: Seat Turned into a Mini-Temple for Lord Shiva
India | News18 | February 16, 2020, 10:40 pm
For the first time, the Indian Railways has reserved a seat for a deity on a train. The national transporter, which launched its third IRCTC operated train named Kashi Mahakal Express from Varanasi to Indore, has reserved a seat for Lord Mahakal (Lord Shiva) on board.
Speaking to a leading media agency, Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said: "It is for the first time that a seat has been left reserved for a deity. One seat in Kashi Mahakal Express (seat number 64 in B5 coach) has been left reserved for Lord Shiva," he said. (Image: Twitter)
"Even a temple has been drawn on the seat to make people aware that the seat is reserved for Lord Mahakal," he said. (Image: Twitter)
IRCTC's Director, Tourism, Rajni Hasija said that the practice would continue beyond the inaugural run. (Image: Twitter)