Sheetala Puja 2023: When is the Sheetala Shashthi fast? Know date, auspicious time and method of worship

Sheetala Puja 2023: Worship of Sheetla Mata has special importance in Hinduism. Sheetla Shashthi fast is observed on the Shashthi date of Shukla Paksha of Magh month. Women observe this fast for the long life and good health of their children. Mata Sheetla should be duly worshiped on this day.

It is believed that it gives coolness to the mind and removes stress from life. On this day cold food is offered to Sheetla Devi as prasad and then fasting is observed. Let us know the date, auspicious time and importance of Sheetla Shashthi fast.

Sheetala Shashti 2023 Date

According to Panchang, this year the fast of Sheetla Shashthi will be observed on 27 January 2023. Sheetla Mata has a special place among thirty three crore deities. By observing the Sheetla Shashthi fast, the goddess is pleased and all the defects related to Sheetla are removed from the family of the fasting person.

Sheetala Shashti 2023 Muhurat

  • Brahma Muhurta – 05:29 am – 06:22 am
  • Abhijit Muhurta  – 12:18 pm – 01:01 pm

Sheetala Shashti Significance

According to mythological belief, Sheetla Shashthi fast is considered very important for getting a child. Due to the effect of this fast, the home of the childless couple echoes quickly and good luck is attained. Sheetla Shashthi fast liberates the seeker from physical and divine heat. With the blessings of Goddess Sheetla, one gets freedom from diseases and disorders. Serious diseases like smallpox are over.

Sheetala Shashti Puja Vidhi

  • On the day of Sheetla Shashthi fast, get up before sunrise and take a bath with cold water. On this day Vrati should not use hot things.
  • Take a vow of Vrat after bath and then worship early in the morning in the temple of Goddess Sheetla.
  • Goddess Sheetla Offer water to the idol and chant this mantra – ‘Shree Shitalayai Namah, Ihagachch Iha Tishtha’
  • Offering Molly, sandalwood, Akshat, clothes, flowers, etc. to Mata Sheetla Do it. One should recite the Sheetalashtak Stotra
  • Then listen to the story of Sheetla Devi and offer the cold bhog to the goddess the night before.

Rules of Sheetala Shashti Puja Niyam

  • Keep in mind that on the day of Sheetla Shashti, do not eat hot food even by mistake. Don’t even take a bath with hot water. Ritu on Sheetla Shashti
  •  The stove is not lit in the house on the day of Sheetla Shashti.  A day before the night itself, all the food was prepared like pudding, dumplings, pue, rice,  Rewari etc should be prepared and kept.

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Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on assumptions and information only. It is important to mention here that does not confirm any kind of recognition, information. Please seek relevant expert advice before acting on any information or assumptions.

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