Sheetala Sasthi in Puri

Sheetala Sasthi is a popular festival celebrated at Puri Jagannath Temple. It falls on the sixth day of bright fortnight of Jyeshta Month (May-June). In 2013, Sheetala Sasthi date is June 15.

Sheetala Sasthi is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala Mata, who is the protector of children.

In Puri Temple, on Sheetala Sasthi day, the images of Dolagovinda and Pancha Pandava Shiva are taken to the temple of Lakshmi where a ceremony is performed.

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