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Yama Trayodashi | Shamana Trayodasi

Yama Trayodashi or Shamana Trayodasi is the first day of 5-day Diwali festival celebrations. In 2019, Yama Trayodashi date is October 25.

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 – 25 October 2019

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:31 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:49
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)28:17 Chandrastama (Moonset)16:10

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwadashi – 19:08
Nakshatra Purva Phalguni – 11:01
Yoga Brahma – 09:57
Skipped Yoga : Indra – 30:05*
Karana Taitila – 19:08
Skipped Karana : Garaja – 29:28*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 10:46 – 12:10
Gulika Kalam: 07:56 – 09:21
Yama Gandam: 15:00 – 16:25

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha – 16:23:55

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 26:02* – 27:27*
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 17:27 – 18:53
Durmuhurthams: 12:33 – 13:18

Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Dhan Trayodashi

In 2018, Yama Trayodashi date is November 5.

In 2017, Yama Trayodashi date was October 17.

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.

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  1. kirti says:

    what is yam diya. to be lit for 43 days