Yam Deep Daan Pooja is performed on Yam Trayodashi (Dhan Trayodashi, Dhanteras) during Diwali festival. In 2016, Yam Deep Daan Pooja date is October 28.
It falls on Krishna Paksha Trayodashi in Kartik Month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Ashwin Month as per Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Guajrati calendars.
According to the Scriptures, it is said performing Yam Deep Daan on Yam Trayodashi prevents the devotee / performer from Akaal Mrityu (untimely death).
Yam Deep Daan Pooja is performed during Pradosha Kaal on Dhanteras day.
In 2016, auspicious time for Yam Deep daan pooja is from 5.35 PM to 6.20 PM.