Celebrated In: India in Winter Season
Celebrated By: Hindu (Hindu)
However, people in Gujarat celebrate this festival one day before ‘Krishna Janmasthami’ (birthday of lord Krishna). The festival is called as Sheetala Saptami there. Sheetala Asthami gives the indication of seasonal changes on earth and also makes people aware of staying healthy by keeping themselves away from diseases. Goddess Sheetala holds a pot, neem leaves and a broom (Jhadu) in her hands and prefers to visit her devotees sitting on a donkey.