Sheetala Ashtami 2016 Date
Sheetla Ashtami comes 6 days after the Holi festival but many people observe the Sheetla Ashtami on the first Monday or Thursday after Holi. Sheetala ashtami is on Friday, April 01 in the year 2016.
Sheetla Mata - Introduction
Some Mothers obey Shitala fast or Vrat for the good health and prosperity of their children.Sheetala Mata wears a red-colored dress, rides a donkey. She has 4 hands which hols a silver broom, small bowl, winnow fan, and river Ganga's jal or water.Famous shrines - Sheetla Mata Mandir in Delhi and Gurgaon, Sheetala Mata temple at Dhanop in Rajasthan are some of the shrines dedicated to Sheetla Mata, to name a few.
Sheetla Ashtami - Famous Festival of Hindus
Shitla Ashtami Celebrations
The Legend - Sheetla Mata Story
Sheetla Mata - Goddess who cures chicken pox
They came to Earth in the rule of King Birat. The king agreed to worship her but said that she will not be treated as the same as Lord Shiva. Upon listening, she got angry the result was small pox in the kingdom. After this, the king promised her that people of earth will worship her on this day of Sheetla Ashtami. People who worship her do not catch epidemic diseases and live a long and healthy life.
Dedicated to the worship of Goddess Sheetala, it is believed that Sheetala Mata controls chickenpox, measles, small pox and related diseases. If you worship the Sheetala Goddess on the day of Sheetla Ashtami, this will prevent the outbreak of epidemic diseases in the family, particularly among children.
Sheetala Ashtami Puja Timings
When is Sheetla Ashtami? Sheetla Ashtami Dates
|2016||Friday, 1st of April|
|2017||Tuesday, 21st of March|
|2018||Friday, 9th of March|
|2019||Thursday, 28th of March|
|2020||Monday, 16th of March|
|2021||Sunday, 4th of April|
|2022||Friday, 25th of March|
|2023||Wednesday, 15th of March|