Sheetala Ashtami

Sheetala Ashtami

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Sheetala Ashtami, also known as Basoda Puja, is a Hindu festival that is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala and celebrated on Krishna Paksha Ashtami after Holi. Sheetala Ashtami is more popular in North Indian states like Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.


Rajasthan has a wide variety of attractions in the form of places with natural beauty as well as number of places with historical importance. Rajasthan also has a number of places with religious significance. These places are also visited by a large number of tourists from different parts of the world. The various fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are also a great attraction for tourists. These fairs and festivals bear great significance for tourists as they reflect the rich culture of Rajasthan. Sheetala Ashtami is one of the most popular festivals in Rajasthan. Held with most fanfare in Jaipur, Rajasthan, this festival is a must visit during Jaipur tours as it involves a number of rituals and customs of Hindu religion.

About Sheetala Ashtami

The Sheetala Ashtami is best celebrated in the Chakshu region of Jaipur. Chakshu is like a small hamlet located near Jaipur. This festival is visited by a large number of people as it boasts a unique charm. It is usually celebrated during the spring season. It usually falls in the month of March and creates great deal of excitement among local people. This year, it is scheduled to be held on March 8.

The festival is also associated with a number of religious beliefs. According to the belief, celebration of this festival would save the people from epidemics. In fact, by celebrating the festival, the local people pay respect to the goddess of small pox. The local people of Chakshu have a firm.

Sheetala Ashtami in Rajasthan 

The celebration of Sheetala Ashtami involves carrying out a number of rituals and customs. During the festival the nearby market also boasts a different look altogether. It displays a variety of items like food items, shoes, agricultural implements etc. During the festival, a number of musical events are organized. This acts as a platform to display the talents of the local people.

Tourists visiting the festival of Sheetala Ashtami in Rajasthan have a gala time. The various events and rituals of this festival help them to have a close look of the rich culture and tradition of the Rajasthan. They also get the opportunity to buy a number of exquisite items that are displayed in the nearby market.

Book your tour to Rajasthan as soon as possible. However, if you are truly fond of experience different cultures then a visit to this Sheetala Ashtami festival is a must during the Rajasthan tour. Try to plan your Rajasthan tour well in advance. Get aware of the exact date of this festival and plan your tour accordingly. It is guaranteed that the visit to the fair will be a wonderful experience. So, on a tour of Rajasthan don't miss the opportunity to visit the Sheetala Ashtami festival.

Sheetala Ashtami