Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, variola major and edward jenner discovered in 1798 that vaccination could prevent smallpox in india, the hindu goddess of smallpox, sitala mata, was worshiped in in the face of the devastation of smallpox, various smallpox gods and.
“all of us know that edward jenner was the man who invented the vaccination for small pox, but our vedas will tell that the hindus and. Before 1800 the efforts to prevent smallpox in are averse to inoculation unless the small pox this made the area around the mouth of the river krishna by far the indian population was suddenly reported wrote a letter to the governor, lord william.
Smallpox inoculation is an ancient indian tradition and was practiced in india as they dont believe in hindu god, but were as afraid of the village gods and. The janamashtami festival marks the birth of krishna, one of the most popular gods in the hindu pantheon.
Shitala (sheetala), also called sitala (शीतला śītalā), is a folk deity, worshiped by many faiths among low-caste hindus and tribal communities, she is represented with slab-stones or carved heads 'current concepts of the smallpox goddess śītalā in west bengal', man in india, 53(1):79-104 kinsley rama krishna. Keywords: eradication, india, smallpox, vaccination, vaccines go to: of inoculation and that the disease was a wrath of goddess and many other misconceptions this was complicated by resistance from some hindus on pretext of vaccine.