Sheetala Ashtami 2023 Bhog: Know why mother is offered stale food on Sheetala Ashtami? know mythology...
Sheetala Ashtami 2023 Bhog: The fast of Sheetala Ashtami is observed on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month. It is also known by names like Basoda, Basoda, and Basoda Ashtami. On this day, there is a law to worship Sheetla Mata duly. It is believed that the stove is not lit on this day, but stale food is also offered to the mother. This stale food is accepted as Prasad. This year, a very special yoga is being made on Sheetla Ashtami. Know what is the tradition behind offering stale food to Mother Sheetla.
Why do you offer stale food to Mother Sheetla?
According to religious beliefs, stale food is very dear to Mother Sheetla. Because of this, sweet rice, pue, gram dal, etc. are prepared for bhog on Saptami Tithi itself, which is used as bhog on the second day. Know the mythology behind it.
According to the legend, once Mother Sheetla thought that she would go to the earth and see who all worshiped her. In such a situation, she took the form of an old woman and reached a village. When Mata reached the village, someone poured boiled rice water on her. Due to this his whole body got blisters and started burning badly. In such a situation, mother Sheetla sought help from everyone but no one helped her.
Mother Sheetla met a woman from a potter family on the way. As soon as that woman saw him, she called him into the house and poured cold water on him. In such a situation, the pain of the mother is reduced a bit. Then the mother asked that woman for something to eat. In such a situation, the woman said that I only had curd and jowar rabdi left over from the night, so they ate that only. In such a situation, he got coolness from the inside. After this, Kumharin said to the mother your hair is very scattered, bring it, and I will groom it. In such a situation, when the woman was grooming her mother's hair, she saw a third eye in her mother's head. Seeing whom the potter started running away in fear. In such a situation, the mother said do not leave the daughter, I am Sheetla Maa, and have come out for a tour of the earth. As soon as the potter heard this, she became emotional and bowed down in front of her mother and said there is nothing in my house that I can lay you down. In such a situation, the mother smiled and sat on the donkey present in the potter's house.
Pleased with the potter's selflessness, the mother asked her to ask for a groom, so she told the mother that you should always reside in this village. Along with this, the person who worships you on the Saptami and Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month will enjoy stale food. May he get happiness and prosperity along with getting rid of every disease? Mata Sheetla said that it will happen like this.
For this reason, stale food is offered to the mother every year, so that every member present in the person's house stays away from disease, blame, and fear.