Sheetala Ashtami 2024 Date

Sheetala Ashtami 2024 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 Tuesday, April 02 in the year 2024.

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 = 06:10 AM to 6:40 PM
Duration = 12 Hours 30 Mins

Ashtami Tithi Begins from 09:09 PM on 01 Apr 2024 and ends on 08:08 PM on 02 Apr 2024

When is Sheetla Ashtami? Sheetla Ashtami Dates

Sheetala Ashtami 2024 Date - Tuesday, 02nd April, 2024
Sheetala Saptami 2024 Date - Monday, 01st April, 2024

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