Shitala, Goddess of Smallpox and Pestilence. Shitala is a popular India deity, widely worshipped in rural areas of “Bengal” as the goddess of smallpox and pestilence.. Folk people believed that worship of Shitala could stave off diseases like pox; and her worship during an outbreak could reduce the severity of the disease.
This year, Puja is from 19th March to 26th March. Regular puja is done on Tuesday and Saturday.Request for prasad