Dharmaraja Dasami or Yamadharmaraj Dashami is a puja or vrata dedicated to Lord Yama who is also known as Yamadharmaraj.
This vrata is observed on Chaitra Shukla Dasami or the tenth day of bright half of Chaitra month. It falls just on the next day to Sri Rama Navami. In 2017, Dharmaraju Dashami date is April 6.
This festival is observed with utmost fervor at some temples dedicated to Lord Yama in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
On Dharmaraja Dashami 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.
In 2016, Dharmaraju Dashami date was April 16.
In 2015, Dharmaraju Dashami date was March 29.
In 2014, Dharmaraju Dashami date was April 9.