IRCTC Denies Claim To Serve Veg Food During Sawan In Bhagalpur

Indian Railways, renowned for its extensive network seamlessly linking the diverse places of India's landscapes, presents an unparalleled gastronomic voyage on board. Train journeys offer a delightful opportunity to not only arrive at your desired destinations but also savour the delectable nuances of regional cooking. With a delectable array of culinary delights, the Indian Railways food menu tantalises the taste buds with an assortment of savoury snacks such as the delectable samosas and pakoras. These delightful morsels are sure to transport you to a world of flavour and spice. During the auspicious month of 'Sawan' in the beautiful Bhagalpur district of Bihar, the esteemed Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has made a decision to exclusively offer a delectable array of vegetarian culinary delights, claimed an official. As of July 4th, the non-vegetarian options will be temporarily set aside, allowing the flavours of nature's bountiful harvest to take centre stage. 

We shall be serving dishes free of onion and garlic during the month of Sawan. Moreover, fruits will be provided. In all of Sawan, this agreement will hold. As of July 4th, we will no longer offer any meat products. The manager of the food stand, Pankaj Kumar, assured customers that cleanliness would be maintained.  

However, the esteemed Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has gracefully denied any assertions regarding the exclusive provision of vegetarian meals in the splendid state of Bihar during the sacred month of 'Sawan'. 

The Hindu lunar calendar's fifth month, Sawan (sometimes spelt Shravan), is one of the most sacred times of the year for Hindus. Fasting on Mondays during this season is thought to bring good luck and the favour of Lord Shiva. A major event, the Kanwad Yatra, takes place around this time as well. Water from holy rivers is collected in Kanwads (small earthen pots) for the ceremony. Saffron-clad devotees make their way barefoot to Shiva temples while carrying pots of sacred water. In order to worship God with the holy water of the River Ganga, devotees known as Kanwadiyas travel to locations such as Haridwar, Gaumukh, and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar.