Chhath Puja Special Train
SER Puja Festival Special Trains
Keeping in view the demand of the passengers, it has been decided to run Festival Special Trains between Howrah-Puri-Howrah w.e.f. 09.10.2021 to 06.11.2021 from Howrah and w.e.f 10.10.2021 to 07.11.2021 from Puri. Festival Special trains will also run between Hatia-Durg-Hatia w.e.f. 07.10.2021 to 04.11.2021 from Hatia and w.e.f 08.10.2021 to 05.11.2021 from Durg.
08179 / 08180 Howrah-Puri-Howrah Weekly Festival Special
08179 Howrah-Puri Special leaving Howrah every Saturday at 20.35 hrs will arrive Puri at 06.45 hrs the next day. In the return direction, 08180 Puri-Howrah Special will depart from Puri every Sunday at 19.35 hrs and will arrive Howrah at 03.30 hrs the next day. The train will have fourteen sleeper class, five general class coaches. The train will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road stations between Howrah and Puri.
08185 / 08186 Hatia-Durg-Hatia Bi Weekly Festival Special
08185 Hatia-Durg Special leaving Hatia every Tuesday and Thursday at 20.05 hrs will arrive Durg at 06.45 hrs the next day. In the return direction, 08186 Durg-Hatia Special will depart from Durg every Wednesday and Friday at 19:35 hrs and will arrive Hatia at 06.45 hrs the next day. The train will have one AC 3 Tier, six sleeper class and five general second class coaches. The train will have stoppages at Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Raigarh, Champa, Bilaspur Bhatapara and Raipur stations between Hatia and Durg.
From Mahabharata : According to another belief, Chhath festival started in the Mahabharata period. First Suryaputra Karna started worshiping Suryadev. Karna was the supreme devotee of Lord Surya. He used to offer arghya to Suryadev daily by standing in his waist for hours.
Chhath Puja 2021 Date and timings: This year Chhath Puja is on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Shashthi Tithi begins at 10:35 on 09.11.2021, and ends at 8:25 on 10-11-2021