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Sitala Puja 2025 – Sitala Mata Puja date

Sitala Puja is dedicated to Goddess Sitala in the month of Chaitra (March – April) as per the traditional calendar followed in North India. Sitala Puja 2025 date is March 22. Sitala Mata Puja and Vrat is observed on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Chaitra month. The popular belief is that observing this Vrata will help in curing various diseases.

Goddess Sitala is propitiated to get rid of several diseases like chickenpox. A unique ritual of offering stale food is observed during Sitala Puja. Food need for Sheetala Ashtami puja is prepared a day before in advance.

People offer various food items to the Sitala Mata on the day. People also feed old people on the day and take their blessings.

It must be noted here that some communities observe the eighth day of Krishna Paksha of every month as Sitala Ashtami. But the most auspicious one is the Chaitra Krishna Paksha Ashtami.