Sheetala Ashtami 2024: Date, Puja Timing, and Significance

Sheetala Ashtami, a significant Hindu festival, is observed with reverence and devotion. Let’s delve into the details of this auspicious day:

Date and Timing

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Puja Muhurat

06:19 AM to 06:32 PM (Duration: 12 Hours 13 Mins)

The commencement of Ashtami Tithi is at 9:09 PM on April 1, 2024, while its conclusion occurs at 8:08 PM on April 2, 2024


Healing Power: Devotees believe that worshiping Goddess Sheetala on this day can cure diseases like smallpox and chickenpox.

Wealth and Prosperity: The broom in Goddess Sheetala’s hand is believed to keep poverty at bay and promote wealth in households.

Basoda Puja: Also known as Basoda puja, this ritual is celebrated eight days after Holi.

No Cooking with Fire: On Basoda Puja, no fire is lit for cooking, and people consume leftover food from the previous day.

Puja Vidhi (Worship Ritual):

Wake up early during Brahmamuhutatha (between 3:30 am to 5:30 am).

Bathe in water mixed with Gangajal or clean water before sunrise.

Wear clean orange clothes.

Prepare the utilities required for the Basoda puja.

Sheetala Ashtami is a day of devotion, blessings, and well-being. May Goddess Sheetala shower her grace upon all!

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