Sheetala Satam, Shitala Satam or Shitala Saptami is observed in Gujarati Sravana month on the seventh day of Vad Paksh (dark fortnight). In 2022, Sheetala Satam date is August 18. In North India, Shitala Saptami is also observed on August 4.
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 18
Shitala Satam in Canada – August 18
Shitala Satam in South Africa – August 18
Shitala Satam in UK, Europe – August 18
Shitala Satam in UAE, Middle East – August 18
Shitala Satam in Singapore – August 18
Shitala Satam in Malaysia – August 18
Shitala Satam in Fiji Islands – August 18
Panchang, Shitala Satam – 18 August 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 05:47 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 06:40 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 11:02 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 11:41 AM
Tithi : Saptami upto 09:20 PMAshtami
Nakshatra : Bharani upto 11:35 PMKrittika
Karana : Vishti upto 08:46 AMBava upto 09:20 PMBalava
Yoga : Vriddhi upto 08:42 PMDhruva
Weekday : Guruwara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Bhadrapada – Purnimanta; Shravana – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:48 AM to 12:40 PM
Amrita Kalam : 06:28 PM to 08:10 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 01:51 PM to 03:27 PM
Yamaganda : 05:47 AM to 07:24 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 09:01 AM to 10:37 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 10:05 AM to 10:57 AM 03:14 PM to 04:06 PM
Varjyam : 08:13 AM to 09:55 AM
Shitala Satam in Previous Years
In 2020, Sheetala Satam date was August 10.
In 2019, Sheetala Satam date was August 22.
In 2018, Sheetala Satam date was September 2.
In 2017, Sheetala Satam date was August 14.
In 2016, Sheetala Satam date was August 24.
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.