SHITLA ASHTAMI. This festival worshipping the goddess Shitla takes place seven days after Holi and is very popular is Rajasthan. It is held during the Krishna Paksha, on the eighth day of the month of Chaitra. The goddess Shitla offers protection against disease. People eat food prepared the day before and also cold food like curd and thickened milk. This food also offered to the goddess as prasad.