Shitala Ashtami 2017When is Shitala Ashtami in 2017-
In the year 2017 Shitala Ashtami is on Thursday,21.03.2017.
Important things about Shitala Ashtami -
(1) Chaitra Krishna Ashtami is known as Shitala Ashtami .
(2) On this day Shitla Mata is worshiped. Shitala Mata is also known as Bodari Mata.
(3)Women observe fast on Shitala Ashtami.
(4) Fresh food is not cooked on this day.
(5) Goddess Shitala is offered the food which was cooked previous day and all the members of the family eat the same food.
(6) It is believed that the members of the women will not suffer from small pox and measles who worship Shitala Mata and observe Vrat on this day.
(7) Shitala Mata Puja Samagri - Haldi powder, Kumkum, Mehandi, Mauli, Kajal, piece of cloth, Supari, Dhoop, Kalash etc.