Sheetala Ashtami fervour grips Lord Shiva’s abode

Sheetala Ashtami

Varanasi: Sheetala Ashtami (Sheetala Ashtami 2024) festival was celebrated with great pomp in the religious city of Kashi. Here, on Tuesday, on the occasion of Sheetalashtami (Basiura) festival of Mata Shitala, who cures diseases, the Namami Gange members performed the aarti of the idol of Mata Shitala at the Siddhapeeth located at Dashashwamedh Ghat. The members offered Prasad to Mata Shitala and prayed for the complete eradication of diseases. There was a plea for long life and healthy life of children. After this, the people present at Dashashwamedh Ghat for…

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