Yama Aditya

Yama Aditya

Once Yamraj installed one Shiv Ling and one idol for Lord Surya in Yam Teerth and performed rigorous Tapas. The Shiv Ling came to be known as Yameshwar and the idol of Lord Surya came to be known as Yama Aditya.

Kashi Khand states that if a person takes bath in Yama Teerth (now Ganges at Sankata Ghat), worships Yameshwar and Yama Aditya, such devotee will never experience the tortures of Hell. (He will reach heaven after his death).

On an auspicious day when Tuesday, Bharani Nakshatra and Chaturdasi (14th day after Amavasya or Poornima) coincide, if a person performs rituals for his forefathers, he will attain all round happiness.  It is believed that forefathers eagerly wait for their descendents to take bath in Yam Teerth and perform the rituals on the aforesaid day.

A person who prays to Yama Aditya and Yameshwar after taking bath in Yama Teerth will always remain happy.


Yama Aditya is located at No. Ck.7/135, on the steps leading to  Sankata Ghat.  People can travel upto Chowk by rickshaw and travel to this place on foot.  Sankata Devi temple is an important landmark. Alternatively, they can have a boat ride upto Sankata Ghat and climb the steps.


Devotees can have darshan practically throughout the day.

Temple Details
  • A. Introduction
  • About Kashi Khand
  • Temples worshipped as Jyotirlings in Kashi
  • Kashi Yatra performed by South Indians
  • Importance of immersion of mortal remains (Asthi) in Ganga