The Process of Deep daan on Dhan Teras /Importance of Yam Deep Daan on Yam trayodashiKartik Krishna Trayodashi is also known as Yam Trayodashi or Dhan Teras . This Tithi is the day to please lord Yam, the god of death and get his blessings.
On the evening of Kartik Krishna Trayodashi, during Pradosh Kaal / Pradosh Kal one must light an earthen lamp using sesame oil. This lamp should face the southern side which is the direction of lord Yam.This Deepak should be worshiped with Shodashopachar Puja. The person who lights this Deepak should keep his/her face towards south and chant the Mantra given below -
मृत्युना दण्ड पाषाभ्यां कालेन श्यामया सह। त्रयोदश्यां दीपदानात सूर्यजः प्रीयतां ममः।
Mrityunaa dand paashaabhyaam kaalen shyaamayaa sah. Trayodashyaam deepdaanaat sooryajah preeyataam mamah.
This Deep Daan pleases lord Yam and in return he protects the person and the members of his family from untimely death.
(10.4.11) Dhanvantri Jayanti