4 September 2015 is Shitala Satam in Gujarat. Shitala Satam Vrat is observed on the preceding day to Sri Krishna Janmashtami. It falls in Ashtami of Vad Paksh in Shravan Month of Gujarati calendar.
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.
Shodashopachar puja is offered by installing the idol of Shitala mata. Details about appearance and iconography of Shitala mata is given in Skanda purana.
Shitala Satam Vrat Katha (Story of Sheetala Saptami) is mentioned in the Bhavishyottara Purana. The story is associated with the King named Indralumna who used to rule the Hastinapur kingdom.
Panchang, Shitala Satam – 4 September 2015
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:13 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:38
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:13 Chandrastama (Moonset)11:43
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 27:55*
Nakshatra Krittika – 24:25*
Yoga Vyaghata – 17:03
Karana Bava – 27:55*
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 10:52 – 12:25
Gulika Kalam: 07:46 – 09:19
Yama Gandam: 15:32 – 17:05
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha – 07:02:46
Amrita Kalam 22:07 – 23:39
Abhijit: 12:01 – 12:50
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 12:52 – 14:25
Durmuhurthams: 12:50 – 13:40