21 March 2017 is Basoda Puja (Shitala Ashtami pooja). Sheetla Ashtami is the festival dedicated to Goddess Sheetala Devi, observed on the eighth day after Holi festival in North India. It falls on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Chaitra month.
It is mainly celebrated in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and some other North Indian states.
The preceding day of Sheetla Ashtami (March 20, 2017) is celebrated as Sheetla Saptami Pujan.
Goddess Sheetala Devi, also known as the Goddess of Smallpox, is worshipped for the better health and best life of children.
Daily Panchang, 21 March 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:33 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:34
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 26:03 Chandrastama (Moonset) 12:29
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 10:31
Nakshatra Mula – 11:51
Yoga Varigha – 30:02*
Karana Taitila – 23:28
Purnimanta Month Chaitra
Amavasyanta Month Phaalguna
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 15:34 – 17:04
Gulika Kalam: 12:34 – 14:04
Yama Gandam: 09:33 – 11:04
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Meena
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu
Abhijit: 12:10 – 12:58
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 22:22 – 24:07*
Durmuhurthams: 23:21 – 24:09*