Shitala Satam is observed on the seventh day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Shravan month in Gujarat. In 2017, Shitala Satam date in Gujarat is August 14. Shitala Satam, popularly known as Shitala Shasti, is dedicated to Goddess Shitala, the goddess of pox and measles. It is observed for the welfare of children and others and to escape from measles and small pox. Food cooked on previous day is eaten on the Shitala Satam day. The previous day is dedicated to cooking and is known as Randhan Chath.