The Grand Festival of Sitala Matar Snan Yatra

In keeping with tradition, thousands of people from different parts of Salkia took part in Sitala Matar Snan Yatra . According to custom, six sisters of Sitala are taken out from their temples to meet their second sister in her temple at Upendranath Mitra Lane before converging to Bandha Ghat for bath. The second Sitala sister never leaves her temple. Hundreds of people offer dandi (crossing the stretch from the temples to Bandha Ghat by crawling).

Salkia Yuva Sahayak Sanstha organised a camp during this festival. They started  started with rendering respect to the martyrs died in Kashmir. Water, tea, chocolates, juice etc were distributed to all the people. Founding Chairman Ajay Kumar Jha said that the last 9 years they have been organizing the camp. Actor Rajesh Tiwari, Shri Ashok Kumar Jha were present. Volunteers Vijay Kumar Jha, Abhishek Singh, Jagmohan Saw, Kishan Pandit, Binod Gupta, Sundaram Jha, Shivam Jha, Ajay Tanti, Ayushman Singh, Abhishek Kumar Saw, Vijay Saw, Vivek Ojha and other members were active contributors.