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Chaitra Navratri: Enjoy Vrat Thali on Train to Delight the Journey

RailRestro offers Navratri special food to the travellers onboard. It will now serve the Navratri special “Vrat Thali” on train to the passengers travelling during the Navratri. Devotees are extremely conscious about their diet and food habits during festivals. This Chaitra Navratri RailRestro e-catering has welcomed a great initiative of serving “Navratri special food on train” to delight the festive trip.


Those who fast during Navratri take special care of food and packaging hygiene. They avoid food outside and carry their food packets, especially during the long journey. To fulfil all the basic needs of the travellers, food vendors across railway channels provide veg, Jain food, and sattvic meals on the train. 



Why Prefer Special Vrat Thali on Train?


Navratri is one of the most pious festivals of Hindus celebrated with great fervour. People keep nine days fast and seek blessings from Maa Durga. Navratri fast has many diet-related practices that are impossible to follow during long train journeys because Navratri restricted foods are not available on the train. However, IRCTC authorised e-caterers offer Navratri special food on the wheel.  


Prominent e-caterer like RailRestro has considered this a priority and will start serving Navratri food from April 2. Although, booking for Navratri special Thali has started from March 28. This will ensure quality based, fresh and pure food for the followers of Devi Durga, who keep nine days fast. 


Train passengers can book Navratri’s special meal on train if they have a valid ticket with a 10 digit PNR number.  


Navratri Special Food for Safety and Hygiene


Buying food from the IRCTC authorised food serving partners has many advantages like hygiene and cleanliness of food. Navratri foods are prepared without using garlic and onion. Rock salts, generally known as Sendha Namak, are used instead of regular salt. It has a complete menu of Saatvik food, including lassi, fruit juice, Sabudana khichdi and Pakoda, milk, paneer, vegetables, kheer, dry fruits, etc. 


The facility of Navratri special food is available on all trains, including Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabadi. The food is prepared with great care of hygiene and purity so it will particularly be available for the passengers travelling in train. These foods will not be available at any food stalls on station premises.



How Can You Book Navratri Vrat Thali


If the travellers haven’t booked “Vrat Thali” yet, they can also avail of this service on the day of travel. RailRestro food delivery services focus on quality rather than quantity. Its restaurant partners are FSSAI authorised, and they take immense care while cooking Navratri restricted meals for the passengers. Apart from Navratri Special Thali, some sattvic foods you can order on the train to relish the journey are Kuttu ka dosa, Kuttu ka Singhara, Sabudana ki khichdi, Makhane ki kheer, and Banana Walnut Lassi.


Also Read: 15 Best Navratri Special Food that you can Order on Train.


Enjoy the festival food feast on train if you’re on Navratri Fasting. These foods are made freshly and hygienically to maintain the diet during the journey. To avoid the rush, passengers should pre-order the food at least 2 hours before the train arrives at the particular station where the food is supposed to be delivered. The Vrat ka Khana or Navratri thali can be ordered through RailRestro e-catering website or the food on track app. They can also dial the number 8102202203  for booking food on the train.


Now passengers do not need to carry the baggage of Navratri fasting food with them. They can easily order Navratri special Vrat Thali on board from the special menu. They also provide ‘falhari’ food on train for those who avoid salt during the Navratri fast. You may also get festive discounts and offers on your food order.



Significance of Chaitra Navratri 


In April, Chaitra Navratri is also popular as Vasant Navratri, celebrated with immense joy. This year, it will start on April 2 and end on April 10 on Ramnavmi, the birthday of Lord Ram. During these nine-day festive periods, followers of Goddess Durga keep fast and offer Prayers to nine forms of Durga and seek blessings. Celebrated during the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra Maas, the festival’s first day is celebrated as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, and the Kashmerians call it Navreh. Navratri season has a great religious value, and it is famous as the biggest Hindu Celebration. In the Southern part of India, Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshipped during this festive season. 


People across the country travel to their hometowns and celebrate this festival with their family members. Many special trains are introduced to avoid the heavy festive rush. Indian Railways has relaxed the passengers’ stress of carrying festive special food bags. If you wish to travel to your homeland and taste homemade, special, pure food on train, order online via the e-catering Railrestro app and rejoice in the journey. Download the app, or you can order from the RailRestro website. 


Introducing “Special Vrat Thali” on train is a great initiative to respect the devotees’ religious belief in Goddess Durga. In the mid of Navratri, Chaitra Chhath Puja is also celebrated. Chhath Puja is the festival of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. People across the globe come to their hometowns to celebrate Chhath Puja, a festival of great importance.


Besides food, passengers can also use RailMitra to check PNR status, live train running status, information about the station, and the latest news about Indian Railways. A planned journey removes the hassles and creates space for enjoying the trip!


Author: Sanjay Kumar

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