Sheetla Ashtami 2023 Basoda: In Hinduism, the worship of Sheetla Mata has special importance on the Saptami and Ashtami of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month. This festival is also known as Basoda. On this day, stale dishes are offered to Goddess Sheetla, along with stale and cold food is served. It is believed that by worshiping Mata Sheetla on this day one gets the boon of health. Worshiping the Goddess gives relief from serious diseases. Let’s know when is Sheetla Saptami and Ashtami this year, auspicious time and importance.
Sheetla Saptami – Ashtami 2023 Date (Sheetala Saptami and Ashtami 2023 Date)
- Sheetla Saptami – 14 March 2023
- Sheetla Ashtami (Basoda) – 15 March 2023
Sheetla Saptami 2023 Muhurat
According to Panchang, Sheetla Saptami of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month will start on March 13, 2023 at 09:27 PM and will end on March 14, 2023 at 08:22 PM. According to Udayatithi, Sheetla Saptami is on 14th March. Sheetla Mata is considered to be the goddess who gives coolness, so worshiping her before the sun rises is considered best.
Time of worship of Sheetla Mata – morning 06.31 – evening 06.29 (14 March 2023)
Puja Duration – 11 hours 58 minutes
Sheetala Ashtami 2023 Muhurat
According to the Panchang, Sheetla Ashtami of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month will start on March 14, 2023 at 08:22 PM and will end on March 15, 2023 at 06:45 PM. A day before Sheetlashtami, stale food i.e. Basoda (Basoda Ashtami 2023) is prepared to be offered to Mata Sheetla.
Worship time of Sheetla Mata – 06.30 am – 06.29 pm
Puja Duration – 12 Hours
Significance of Sheetla Ashtami
According to the Skanda Puranas, Mata Sheetla rides a donkey, holds an urn, broom, soup (supda) in her hands and wears a garland of neem leaves. It is believed that on Sheetla Ashtami, women fast for their mother and worship her with devotion, their family and children remain healthy. Worshiping Goddess Sheetla destroys problems like fever, measles, smallpox, eye diseases, etc. On the day of Sheetla Ashtami, people are given a message by offering Matarani the stale food made on Saptami that from today onwards, only fresh food is to be taken in the entire summer season.
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