Yama Trayodashi or Shamana Trayodasi is the first day of 5-day Diwali festival celebrations. In 2017, Yama Trayodashi date is October 17.
Mainly the festival of Diwali begins (Yama Trayodasi) and ends (Yama Dwitiya) with the worship of Lord Yamadharmaraja, the King of Naraka loka. Yama Deepadan is the main ritual of the day.
Lighting of Yama Deepam (diya) is performed on Yama Trayodasi. In some places, there is a ritual of lighting the diya on Dhanteras day and keep this alive till Diwali Lakshmi Puja.
Yama Trayodasi is also known as Shamana Trayodasi. ‘Shamana’ means the aspect which makes your get rid of sins and makes you perfect to get moksha. Observing Yama Trayodasi puja makes you free from fear of death and gives you the mental pleasure.
Yama Trayodasi is also observed as Dhana Trayodasi (Dhanteras) and Dhanvantari Jayanti.
Panchang, Yama Trayodashi – 17 October 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:28 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:55
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 28:54 Chandrastama (Moonset) 16:40
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Trayodashi – 24:08*
Nakshatra Uttara Phalguni – Full Night
Yoga Brahma – 17:59
Karana Vanija – 24:08*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 15:03 – 16:29
Gulika Kalam: 12:12 – 13:38
Yama Gandam: 09:20 – 10:46
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya – 12:49:23
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha – 12:17:30
Amrita Kalam 23:19 – 24:56*
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:34
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 13:32 – 15:10
Durmuhurthams: 22:57 – 23:47
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Dhan Trayodashi
In 2015, Yama Trayodashi date was November 9.
In 2014, Yama Trayodashi date was October 21.
In 2013, Yama Trayodashi date was November 1.
In 2012, Yama Trayodashi date was November 11.
In 2011, Yama Trayodashi date was October 24, Monday.