Sheetala Ashtami 2023 Date

Sheetala Ashtami 2023 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 Wednesday, March 15 in the year 2023.

Sitala devi is considered as one of the avataars of Goddess Parvati. Goddess Sheetala is seated on a donkey and holds neem leaves, broom, soup and a pot. Skanda Purana explains the worshipping of Sheetala Mata. Skanda Purana also mentions about Sheetala Mata Stotra which was written by Lord Shiva and that is also known as ‘Sheetalashtak’.

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.

Sheetala Ashtami Puja Timings


Sheetala Ashtami Puja Muhurat = 06:31 AM to 6:29 PM
Duration = 11 Hours 58 Mins

Ashtami Tithi Begins from 08:22 PM on 14 Mar 2023 and ends on 06:45 PM on 15 Mar 2023

When is Sheetla Ashtami? Sheetla Ashtami Dates

Sheetala Ashtami 2023 Date - Wednesday, 15th March, 2023
Sheetala Saptami 2023 Date - Tuesday, 14th March, 2023


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