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Yama Deepam - know Importance & Story

According to the Hindi calendar, every day is associated with some special date and celebration. A few hours in the middle of the day also have special significance. It is generally called auspicious time. Similarly, the name of an auspicious time is Yama Deepam.

As it  is clear from the name itself, in this Muhurta, the god of death, Yamaraja, is worshiped. If you understand directly, then the lamp donated to Yamraj is called Yam Deepam. On the Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month, Yama Deepam Muhurta comes.

Also Called Dhanteras

On this day, Lord Dhanvantari, the physician of the Gods and the father of all medicines, was born with the churning of the sea. Due to Dhanvantari Jayanti, this date came to be called Dhanteras. Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi. At the same time, one aspect of this date is associated with the god of death, Yamaraja. A legend is told behind this.

Importance of lamp donation for Yamraj

According to religious beliefs, on the day of Dhanteras, a lamp is lit in the auspicious time for Yama, the god of death. It is always a tradition to light this lamp outside the house. It is believed that Yamraj is pleased by donating a lamp and protects the members of that family from premature death. This time on the day of Dhanteras, you can also donate lamps for Yamraj in auspicious time.

Yama Deepam Story

It is said that a king used to be Hem. Hem had a son. When he made the son’s horoscope with qualified Brahmins, then the prediction of his premature death was hidden in it. It was said in the horoscope that the young man would die on the fourth day after marriage.

King Hem kept the son from the young women and sent them to a place where no woman was even covered. Luck did not approve of it. One day a princess came out of there. The princess and the prince were fascinated by each other and the Gandharvas got married. The prince died on the fourth day.

When the Yamdoots came to take the life of the prince, the newly married prince was crying out loud. Hearing the pain of the princess, a Yamdoot became emotional and asked his lord if there was any way to prevent Maharaja from premature death.

Yamraj said that if someone gives me a lamp in the north direction of the Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month, then premature death will not be achieved. Since then Dhanteras also started to worship Yamraj and lamps for him started to be lit.

 

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