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2021 Shitala Satam Date and Time for San Diego, California, United States


2021 Shitala Satam

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San Diego, United States
Shitala Satam
August 2021
Saturday / शनिवार
Sheetala Mata
Goddess Sheetala

Shitala Satam Puja Muhurat

Shitala Satam on Saturday, August 28, 2021
Shitala Satam Puja Muhurat - 08:26 AM to 07:18 PM
Duration - 10 Hours 52 Mins
Randhan Chhath on Friday, August 27, 2021
Saptami Tithi Begins - 08:26 AM on Aug 28, 2021
Saptami Tithi Ends - 10:55 AM on Aug 29, 2021

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of San Diego, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2021 Shitala Satam

Shitala Satam is significant day in Gujarati Calendar. It is dedicated to Goddess Shitala. It is believed that Goddess Shitala protects her devotees and their families from measles and chickenpox. Hence, families in Gujarat observe rituals of Shitala Satam to seek blessing of Goddess Shitala.

The most significant ritual, which is followed on the day of Shitala Satam, is that no fresh food is cooked in the family. The food which is consumed on the day of Shitala Satam should be cold and stale. Hence most Gujarati families prepare special food on the previous day which is popularly known as Randhan Chhath.

The concept of Shitala Satam is same as that of Basoda and Sheetala Ashtami which is observed just after Holi in North Indian states. Shitala Satam is also spelled as Sheetala Satam and Sitala Satam.

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