Shitala Satam 2016 (Sheetala Saptami)

Sheetala Satam, Shitala Satam or Shitala Saptami is observed in Gujarati Sravana month on the seventh day of Vad Paksh (dark fortnight). In 2016, Sheetala Satam date is August 24.

This vrata is dedicated to Goddess Shitala Mata. Shitala mata puja is the main ritual of the day. Devotees eat cold meal (the food cooked on Randhan Chhath day) during the day.

Shitala Mata image or idol is installed and offered shodashopachar puja. The Skanda Purana describes the appearance and iconography of Shitala Mata. She rides a donkey and holds a broom. With her broom she blasts all the diseases especially Smallpox. Women devotees worship the Goddess for the wellbeing of their children. Sheetala Satam Vrat katha is mentioned in the Bhavishyottar Purana.

Shitala Satam in other countries

Shitala Satam in USA – August 24

Shitala Satam in Canada – August 24

Shitala Satam in South Africa – August 24

Shitala Satam in UK, Europe – August 24

Shitala Satam in UAE, Middle East – August 24

Shitala Satam in Singapore – August 24

Shitala Satam in Malaysia – August 24

Shitala Satam in Fiji Islands – August 24

Panchang, Shitala Satam – August 24, 2016


Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:10 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:47
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:30 Chandrastama (Moonset)11:52

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 22:17
Nakshatra Bharani – 13:34
Yoga Dhruva – 22:48
Karana Bava – 22:17

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 12:29 – 14:03
Gulika Kalam: 10:54 – 12:29
Yama Gandam: 07:44 – 09:19

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha – 19:11:13

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 09:06 – 10:35
Abhijit: None

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 24:50* – 26:20*
Durmuhurthams: 12:03 – 12:54

Shitala Satam in Previous Years

In 2015, Sheetala Satam date was September 4.

In 2014, Sheetala Satam date was August 16.

In 2013, Sheetala Satam date was August 27.

In 2012, Sheetala Satam date was August 8.

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12 Comments

  1. monita says:

    how to worship shitala maa. what to offer her.

  2. Pankhadi says:

    why gujarati do the eating cold food day

  3. Tripti says:

    why do we eat cold food on shitla satam

  4. Ankush says:

    why women eat cold food on shitla satam

  5. Bhaktipriya says:

    receipe of cold food items to be ate on shitala satam

  6. Vipan says:

    sitala saptmi festival when we eat cold food

  7. Mayura says:

    Quote with Image of shitla saptami in hindi

  8. Lochan says:

    FOOD TO BE PREPARED IN SHITALA SAPTAMI IN RAJASTHAN

  9. Bhanu Jethwa says:

    This is not a comment. I would like you to publish all the Hindu , Gujarati festivals with the dates… I was looking for sitla satam for this year, I could not find when it is, please let me know when it is.
    Thank you
    Bhanu