Dharmaraja Dashmi

Yama Raja


Dharmaraja Dashmi is a puja or vrata dedicated to Lord Yama who is also knows as Yamadharmaraj.
This vrata is observed on chaitra Shukla Dasmi or the tenth day of bright half of Chaitra month.
It falls just on the next day to Shri Ram Navmi. This year, Dharmaraja Dashmi date is April 6.

This Festival is observed with utmost fervor at some temples dedicated to Lord Yama in Tamil Nadu and
On Dharmaraja Dashmi Day, Lord Yama is offered arghyam. Nakshatra Linga Puja is another major ritual
performed on the day. Yama Vandanam, a sacred hymn to Lord Yama, is recited during the vratam.


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