Name of Festival : Shitala Ashtami Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Shitala Ashtami Festival is celebrated on eight day after Holi
Major Territory of Celebration
Shitala Ashtami Festival is celebrated in North India liske Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and some parts of Bihar
Worship in Festival
In this festival people worship the Goddess Sheetala Devi
Shitala Ashtami Festival is celebrated in honor of Goddess Sheetala Devi. Sheetala Devi or Sitala devi is known to be one of the forms of Goddess Parvati Devi. It is also a name of Gram devta (village Goddess) or the Goddess of Smallpox. Mother observed the fast on this day to protect their children health.She is worshipped to get rid of Smallpox and Chicken pox.