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Yama and Chitragupta Puja to Overcome Fear of Death


Yama and Chitragupta Puja in Hinduism is performed to overcome fear of death and for sudden death in the family. Below is Yama and Chitragupta puja vidhi with the Mantra. This how to perform Yamaraj Puja guide is ideal for performing the puja at home.

Yama and Chitragupta Mantra

सूर्यपुत्राय विद्महे महाकालाय धीमहि तन्नो यमः प्रचोदयात्। 

When to Perform Kurma Puja?

  • Purnima Tithi – full moon day.
  • Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi – the second day during the waxing or waning phase of moon.
  • You can also perform the puja on any day of the week.

Benefits of Performing Yama and Chitragupta Puja?

  • Ancestors will be pleased and they will bless their children on earth.
  • To end the suffering of ancestors.
  • Those who died unnaturally (accident – murder – suicide) will find relief.
  • It is a good solution to those having fear of death.
  • To escape from sudden death and accidents.

How to perform Yama and Chitragupta Puja?

  • The puja is to be performed early morning or in the evening.
  • After taking bath, wear white color dress.
  • Offer prayers to Ganesha in the mind.
  • Take a steel Kalash fill it with water. Cover the mouth of kalash with coconut and mango leaves. Make dot using chandan and kumkum on the kalash.
  • Keep the Kalash on the south side of the house on a white color cloth. The puja is to be performed facing south.
  • Light lamp using pure cow ghee mixed with kesar (saffron).
  • Light karpur or camphor.
  • Offer white color flowers.
  • Offer white sandalwood paste (chandan).
  • Offer uncooked rice.
  • Offer ithar (fragrance or perfume) of sandalwood.
  • Offer honey and milk in small amounts
  • Offer sweet made khoya or mava as Prasad or bhog. After puja, share it with the family members.
  • Chant the mantra  सूर्यपुत्राय विद्महे महाकालाय धीमहि तन्नो यमः प्रचोदयात्। 108 times. Keep count on a white sandalwood mala.
  • The water in the kalash should be deposited under a peepal tree after puja.
  • Coconut can be used for making a sweet preparation.
  • Those facing constant fear of death should light 8 wick lamp using til (sesame) oil during the puja.