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Ganpati Train Konkan 2023 Tickets Online Booking (Reservation) Date and Time

Ganpati Train Konkan 2023 Tickets Online Booking (Reservation) Date and Time

Online Booking (Reservation) of Train Tickets for Ganpati Festival 2023 started from 16th May 2023.

Ganpati 2023 Train Ticket Booking (Reservation) opened from 16th May 2023 at 8:00 am on IRCTC website and PRS Counters as Train Ticket booking starts 120 prior to date of travel.

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Holi and Ganpati are main festivals in Konkan. These festivals give them energy and happiness. Every Konkani visits his or her village to celebrate these festivals every year. In Ganpati Festival, Idol of Ganpati is brought in every home and worshipped Lord Ganesha.

Also Read: Extra coaches in Ganpati Special Trains to ease overcrowding

Ganeshotsav, which is celebrated in Konkan for generations, is a festival that gives energy to every Konkani person. There is an excitement in every house as Ganpati comes. On Bhadrapada Shuddh Chaturthi, the beloved Ganesha arrives with the beating of drums. The moment when all the people of the village bring home the beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha from the Ganesh Murti Karkhana is worth cherishing.

The Ganpati festival in Konkan is mainly of 5 or 6 days. Ganesha arrives on Bhadrapada Shuddh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is duly worshiped from this day till Ganesh Visarjan. Gauri Mata arrives in the next 2-3 days from Chaturthi. Gauri Pujan is performed on the second day of Gaurimata's arrival. Gauri Ovasa held on this day has special significance. On the next day, Gauri Ganapati is immersed. On this day, everyone has tears in their eyes.

This year Ganpati Arrives on Tuesday, 19th September 2023. Gauri aagman (arrival) is on 21st September 2023. Gauri Pujan date is 22nd September 2023. On 23rd September 2023, Gauri Ganpati Visarjan will be held.

During Ganeshotsav, thousands of chakarmanis go to their villages. Instead of traveling on high fares and potholed roads, they prefer trains for safe and economical travel. Ganesha devotees go to the village by booking Konkan Kanya Express, Tutari Express, Mandovi Express, Diva Sawantwadi Express, Tejas Express and Matsyagandha Express 4 months i.e. 120 days prior to the date of travel. This year Ganesh Chaturthi is on 19th September 2023 and the booking (reservation) of these trains will start from 16th May 2023.

Rail travel fare is cheaper as compared to state transport bus fares. Also private bus fare is very high. Although Konkan Railways runs special trains for Ganpati festival, these special trains are run on special fare. So chakarmani book train tickets 4 months (120 days) in advance of regular trains.

Devotees reach their village a day in advance for the arrival of Ganapati Bappa. But this year, since Ganesh Chaturthi is on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 and Sunday is a holiday for the chakarmanis, it is more likely that they will leave for their village on Saturday evening. Devotees who have a weekly off on Saturday and Sunday will book a Friday train ticket and arrive at their village on Saturday.

Ticket booking (reservation) for Friday, 15th September 2023 will be available on Thursday, 18th May 2023 and ticket booking (reservation) for Saturday, 16th September 2023 will be available on Friday, 19th May 2023.

The following table gives the information about for which day ticket booking (reservation) will be available on which day.

Travel Day and Date Reservation Day and Date
Day Date Day Date
Wednesday 13th September 2023 Tuesday 16th May 2023
Thursday 14th September 2023 Wednesday 17th May 2023
Friday 15th September 2023 Thursday 18th May 2023
Saturday 16th September 2023 Friday 19th May 2023
Sunday 17th September 2023 Saturday 20th May 2023
Monday 18th September 2023
Sunday 21st May 2023
Tuesday 19th September 2023
(Ganesh Chaturthi)
Monday 22nd May 2023
Wednesday 20th September 2023
(Rishi Panchami)
Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Thursday 21st September 2023
(Gauri Avahan)
Wednesday 24th May 2023
Friday 22nd September 2023
(Gauri Pujan)
Thursday 25th May 2023
Saturday 23rd September 2023
(Gauri Ganesh Visarjan)
Friday 26th May 2023
Sunday 24th September 2023 Saturday 27th May 2023
Monday 25th September 2023 Sunday 28th May 2023
Tuesday 26th September 2023 Monday 29th May 2023
Wednesday 27th September 2023 Tuesday 30th May 2023
Thursday 28th September 2023
(Anant Chaturdashi)
Wednesday 31st May 2023
Friday 29th September 2023 Thursday 1st June 2023
Saturday 30th September 2023 Friday 2nd June 2023
Sunday 1st October 2023 Saturday 3rd June 2023

Konkan Railway will also run Ganpati Special Trains for Konkan in 2023 from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Mumbai, Panvel and Pune.

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