Sheetala Ashtami 2023: Sheetala Ashtami tomorrow, know the auspicious time and method of worship of Basoda Puja...
Sheetala Ashtami 2023: Sheetala Ashtami fast has special significance in Hinduism. This fast starts with Saptami Tithi. According to the Hindu calendar, Sheetla Ashtami is celebrated every year on the Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month. It is also known as Basoda Ashtami. According to the scriptures, the fast of Sheetla Ashtami is observed on the eighth day of Holi. On this day, there is a law to observe fast along with duly worshiping Mother Sheetla. It is believed that by doing this, along with getting rid of diseases and defects, one gets the boon of long life. Know the date, auspicious time, and worship method of Sheetla Ashtami.
Nature of Mother Sheetla
According to the scriptures, the form of Maa Sheetla is considered auspicious. Mother sits in the neck. The one who has a broom, Kalash, soup and neem leaves in his hands.
Sheetala Ashtami 2023 Date and Shubh Muhurat
Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month begins - on March 15 at 12.09 am
Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month ends - on March 16 at 10.04 pm
The best time to worship Sheetla Ashtami is from 06:20 in the morning to 06:35 in the evening
Offer stale food to Mother Sheetla (Sheetala Ashtami 2023 Bhog)
According to the scriptures, along with Sheetla Ashtami, there is a law to offer stale food to Mother Sheetla. This food is prepared on the evening of Saptami Tithi. This bhog is made of rice-gur or rice and sugarcane juice. Along with this, sweet bread is made as a bhog.
Sheetala Ashtami 2023 Puja Vidhi
One day before Sheetla Ashtami i.e. on the seventh day of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month, clean the kitchen after taking bath etc. So that mother can make bhog for Sheetla with purity. After this make sweet roti and sweet rice with love and devotion.
On the day of Ashtami, get up at sunrise and take a bath after retiring from all work. After this, put on neat clothes. Now take a pledge of fasting by meditating on Maa Sheetla. To take a vow, sit in front of Mother Sheetla and take a flower, Akshat and a coin in your hands and recite this mantra.
Now dedicate everything to the mother. After this, along with offering flowers, garland, vermilion, sixteen makeup etc. to Mother Sheetla, offer stale food. After this offer water. Then recite Sheetla Stotra by lighting ghee lamp and incense. After duly worshiping, perform Aarti and at the end apologize for the mistake. Light garlands and keep awake at night. Along with this, take stale food as Prasad.