Shitala Mata is mentioned in many scriptures, especially in SkandaSkanda
The fifth manifestation of the Durga worshipped on Navratri... Purana as the goddess of smallpox. She is both the cause of the disease and the cure. When ShitalaShitala
Shitala Mata is mentioned in many scriptures... Devi first arose from a sacrificial fire, god BrahmaBrahma
According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)... told her that humans would always worship her, as long as she carried the seeds of a particular lentil called urad dal.
Along with her companion, Jvarasura, the demon of fever created from the sweat of god ShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ..., she travelled to visit other gods. Somewhere along the way, her lentils turned into smallpox germs, and anyone whom they visited came down with a fever and smallpox. The gods asked Shitala Mata for mercy, and requested her to take her load of germs and go to the earth. She agreed and together with Jvarasura went down to the earth.
Their first stop was at the court of King Birat, who was a devotee of lord Shiva. King Birat agreed to worship Shitala and give her place in his kingdom but would not give her supremacy over Shiva, so she threatened to infect his people. He was not swayed, and Shitala Devi released 75 different kinds of pox on his people. The disease spread far and wide, and there were many deaths. Finally, King Birat relented, and Shitala Mata healed him and his people.