Sheetala Satam, Shitala Satam or Shitala Saptami is observed in Gujarati Sravana month on the seventh day of Vad Paksh (dark fortnight). In 2021, Sheetala Satam date is August 29. In North India, Shitala Saptami is also observed on August 14.
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 29
Shitala Satam in Canada – August 29
Shitala Satam in South Africa – August 29
Shitala Satam in UK, Europe – August 29
Shitala Satam in UAE, Middle East – August 29
Shitala Satam in Singapore – August 29
Shitala Satam in Malaysia – August 29
Shitala Satam in Fiji Islands – August 29
Panchang, Shitala Satam – 29 August 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:58 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:46 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 10:57 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 12:03 PM
Tithi : Saptami upto 11:25 PM Ashtami
Nakshatra : Krittika upto Full Night Vishti upto 10:09 AM
Yoga : Dhruva upto 06:45 AM Vyaghata
Karana : Bava upto 11:25 PM Balava
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Raviwara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Bhadrapada – Purnimanta Shravana – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:56 AM to 12:47 PM
Amrit Kalam : 03:57 AM, Aug 30 to 05:45 AM, Aug 30
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 05:10 PM to 06:46 PM
Yamaganda : 12:22 PM to 01:58 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 03:34 PM to 05:10 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 05:04 PM to 05:55 PM
Varjyam : 05:07 PM to 06:55 PM
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.