Yama Deepam 2019; Significance and Importance

Yama Deepam 2019; Significance and Importance


Yama Deepam is also known as Dhanteras. Basically, on Yamadeepdaan Pujan, a small lamp (Diya) is lit to worship Lord Yama.

Yama is worshipped by the devotees to keep them safe. Yamadeepdaan Pujan is considered to be very auspicious and holds the utmost significance for the devotees.

Yama Deepam is related to a very interesting story of a sixteen-year-old son of King Hima.

As per the story, he was doomed to die by a snake-bite on the fourth day of his married life. It is said that on the fourth day of his marriage, his wife didn’t let him sleep.

She laid all her ornaments made of gold and silver at the entrance of the room and lit small lamps (Diyas) all over the place. Then, she started singing and narrating stories to her husband.

Hence, when Yama came in the form of a serpent, his eyes got blinded with the dazzling ornaments. Therefore, he couldn’t enter the prince’s chambers.

He climbed the mountain of the ornaments and sat quietly there to listen to the songs and stories the whole night. In the morning, he went away peacefully.

Thus, the wife saved her husband from the clutches of death. Since the day of Dhanteras was also named as Yamadeepdaan.

Lamps are lit since then on this day, which is dedicated to God Yama.

Diwali is one of the most and auspicious festivals celebrated in India with utmost dedication, enthusiasm, happiness, and passion by the people of this Nation.

We request you to celebrate Diwali in a unique way this year by helping someone in need or by distributing clothes and sweets to them.

Wishing you tons of happiness, success, and prosperity this Diwali

Happy Dhanteras, Goverdhan Pooja and Yama Deepam.

Yama Dwitiya Puja is performed early in the morning. As per the Hindu scriptures, Aparahna or Early Morning is considered the most suitable time to perform this Puja. Performing Yamuna Snan before commencing the Puja is considered highly auspicious. After taking a bath, the devotees perform the Yama Dwitiya Puja by offering prayers and reciting mantras in reverenced to Lord Yama. The Puja is concluded by giving Arghya to Lord Yama.


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