People visit temples to get rid of their problems or troubles, to get peace of mind. However, people get scared when they hear the name of this temple. Because this is the temple of Yamaraja. Why are people afraid to go to this temple of Yamaraja..? What is the power in this temple that scares people..?
Already Pitru Paksha has started and on these special days, ancestors come to Earth to meet their families. Tarpan method, Shraddha Karma etc. are performed to get the blessings of ancestors. We are telling you about a temple of Yamaraja, the god of death, which no one wants to go to if Pitru Paksha is going on. It is said that entering this temple will ward off evil spirits and ghosts. It is believed that the court of Yamaraja is held in this temple and the journey of souls takes place from here.
Come let’s know about the special features of this temple.
People are afraid to enter the temple
This temple of Yamaraja is very famous all over the world. Even big Surma people are afraid to go in this. This temple is located in Bharmaur town of Chamba district of Himachal and the view around this temple is very scenic. People here never enter the temple by mistake. But they offer prayers from outside and leave from there. This temple looks like an empty house.
Karma calculation is done in this temple
This temple of Yamaraja is situated amidst forests and mountains. There is no information about when and how this temple was established. But the Chamba king renovated the temple in the 6th century, though according to information, the king is said to have renovated the temple only up to the steps and not the temple itself. It is believed that after the death of a person, Yamaraja brings that person’s soul to this temple. In this court, the deeds of that soul are calculated and from here it is sent to heaven or hell.
There is no fear of untimely death from worship
According to folk beliefs, this temple has four hidden doors made of gold, silver, copper and iron. The soul is sent through these gates only after Yamaraja’s decisions in court. The Garuda Purana also mentions four gates in the four directions of Yamaraja’s court. According to beliefs, it is said that a person who worships Yamaraja here does not have to fear any untimely death.
There is also Chitragupta’s room in the temple
The temple also has an empty room believed to be the room of Chitragupta, Yamaraja’s secretary. In a room near Yamaraja’s court, Chitragupta is said to keep a record of the good and bad deeds of souls in a book. When a person dies, he is first sent to Chitragupta and then Chitragupta keeps a full account of the deeds in Yamaraja’s court. The upturned legs of the soul are also depicted in Chitragupta’s room. Because of this people are afraid to go to this temple and bow down to Yamaraja from outside.
Pindaana Offered here
At this temple of Yamaraja, during the Pitrupaksha, Pindaana is offered to victims of untimely death. Located in the midst of mountains and forests, Vaitarni River also flows near this temple. The Garuda Purana mentions a river near Yamaraja’s court. It is said that the soul is reserved for crossing this river. Cow Gifts is also done on the banks of this river. There is also a fire pit inside the temple which has been burning for centuries.