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Shitala Satam 2017 Date

Shitala Satam is dedicated to Goddess Shitala Mata and is observed for the welfare of young children. In 2017, the date of Shitala Satam is August 14. Mothers perform special pujas and offer prayers to Shitla Mata. There is a popular belief that with the blessings of Goddess Shitala, children and other will be protected from numerous contagious diseases like chicken pox etc.

Food cooked on previous day is eaten on the Shitala Satam day. The previous day is dedicated to cooking and is known as Randhan Chath.

The ashes used for extensive cooking on Randhan Chat are not removed and is kept for Goddess Shitala on Shitala Satam day.

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