In a first, the Indian Railways has converted seat number 64 of coach B5 in the Kashi-Mahakal Express, that connects three Jyotirlingas in two states into a mini-temple for devotees of Lord Shiva.
The Kashi Mahakal Express connects Omkareshwar (near Indore), Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain) and Kashi Vishwanath (Varanasi) Jyotirlingas.
The train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 16 from the Varanasi junction and will start plying regularly from February 20.
Meanwhile, the railway authorities have kept pictures dedicated to Lord Shiva on the seat, they are also mulling to keep this seat reserved for the Lord in the days ahead.
Offering prayers at the seat on auspicious days and occasions are also being considered.