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"Goddess Of Smallpox"

Located on Shitala Ghat just by the side of the more outstanding Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Shitala Temple. Whitewashed and stark, this temple is dedicated to Shitala Devi who is known to be the Goddess of Smallpox and Chickenpox. Staunch Hindu devotees believe that she protects them from these diseases. Nearby is also a small shrine dedicated to Santhoshi Maata - the Mother of Pleasure.
Shitala Ghat, Varanasi, India, 221001
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"Goddess Of Smallpox"
Located on Shitala Ghat just by the side of the more outstanding Dasashwamedh Ghat is the Shitala Temple. Whitewashed and stark, this temple is dedicated to Shitala Devi who is known to be the Goddess of Smallpox and Chickenpox. Staunch Hindu devotees believe that she protects them from these diseases. Nearby is also a small shrine dedicated to Santhoshi Maata - the Mother of Pleasure.
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