Why do we celebrate Sheetla Ashtami?

Sheetla Ashtami is held to worship Goddess Sheetala who is generally known as the Goddess of small pox. It is celebrated in the month of Chaitra that is in the month of March or April, on the eighth day of fading moon.

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The festival is celebrated mainly in North Indian States such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, few areas of Bihar and also in the neighborhood country Nepal.

It is believed that by worshipping Goddess Sheetala on this day she will obstruct them from fatal diseases. One day before the festival and on this day devotees visit temples of Goddess Sheetala to worship.

3 thoughts on “Why do we celebrate Sheetla Ashtami?

  1. Lalta Prasad Singh

    As informations got from friends & relatives SHEETLA ASHTAMI is celebrated in SRAWAN (July) and peoples in eastern Uttar Pradesh visits SHEETLA MATA MANDIR located in KADE MANIKPUR (in U P)

    Kindly advise me as immediately as you can as when SHEETLA ASHTAMI is going to be celebrated ?

  2. Lalta Prasad Singh

    Sheetla Ashtami is celebrated safty of our family and peacefull movement of our daily life

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