8268+X66, Sankatha Ghat, Garwasitola, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Dedicated to
Surya Dev

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About Yama Aditya Temple

Yama Aditya was established in the name of Yamraj along with Yameshwar (shiv ling). people visit this temple to get rid of their pind rin. it is believed that forefathers after death keenly wait for their descendants to take bath in Yama Teerth.



Yama Aditya is a form of lord Surya situated in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh. Once Yamraj installed one Shiv Ling and one idol for Lord Surya in Yam Teerth and performed tapas near the established idols. The Shiv Ling established by Yamraj, came to be known as Yameshwar and the idol of Lord Surya came to be known as Yama Aditya.


According to Kashi Khand, if a person takes bath in Yama Teerth (now the holy river Ganga at Sankata Ghat), and worships Yameshwar and Yama Aditya, will never face the hardships of hell (He will reach heaven after his death).


According to a writing in Kashi Khand, if a person performs rituals for his forefather, Pind daan, on an auspicious day when Tuesday, Bharani Nakshatra, and Chaturdasi (14th day after Amavasya or Poornima) coincide, he will be free from his Pind Rin and attain utmost happiness and prosperity.


A person, who prays to lord shiva and Lord Surya in the form of Yama Aditya and Yameshwar in Varanasi after taking bath in Yama Teerth will always remain happy.

Architecture of Yama Aditya Temple

Made with Dravidian Architecture

How to reach Yama Aditya Temple?

By Train: Varanasi is well connected by railway, which is a few km away from the temple.
By Air: Varanasi airport is linked to various city airports, enabling a large number of people to visit Varanasi.
By Bus: You can easily book a seat on any nearby city bus closer to Varanasi.

Yama Aditya Temple Timings

Open throughout the day for pooja and darshan.

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