According to religious beliefs, by the grace of Mata Sheetla, there is an increase in wealth and food grains, and one gets freedom from diseases. On this day, fresh food is not prepared at home.
Sheetala Saptami is on the 24th of March 2022, Thursday. Worship Muhurta of Sheetala Saptami will start from 06.21 pm and continue till 06.34 in the evening. The total duration of the worship is 12 hours and 14 minutes.
Sheetala Saptami 2022 Shubh Muhurta-
Saptami Tithi Begins - March 24, 2022 at 02:16 AM
Saptami Tithi ends - March 25, 2022 at 12:09 AM.
What should be done on the day of Sheetala Saptami-
On the day of Sheetala Saptami, many types of dishes are prepared in homes. Halwa, Puri, Dahi Bada, Dumplings, Puy Rabri, etc., are made. The following day, women offer these things to Sheetla Mata and pray for the happiness and prosperity of the family. On this day, the house members, including Sheetla Mata, also take stale food. For this reason, it is also called the Basoda festival. It is believed that it is not proper to eat moldy food after this day.
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It marks the end of the winter season and is considered the last day of the season. By doing this worship, Sheetala Mata is pleased with her blessings, Dahjwar, yellow fever, explosive, foul-smelling boils, Shitala's pimples, defects caused by Sheetla, and all diseases of the eyes are removed. This day is Sheetala Ashtami or Basoda. Know why we offer stale food to Sheetla Mata.
Keep these things in mind-
Hot things are not eaten on the day of Sheetala Ashtami. Along with this, the stove is not lit in the house. A day before, in the night itself, all the food halwa, dumplings, revdi, etc., should be prepared and kept. According to astrology, bathing with hot water is also prohibited on this day. There is a tradition of cleaning with cold water on the day of Sheetala Ashtami.