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Dharmesha Temple

Dharmesha Temple is a sacred shrine on Mira Ghat, one of the ghats in Varanasi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Yama, the god of death and justice. In the vicinity of this temple lies a well, Dharma Kupa - Literally meaning the "Well of Justice". There are five other temples nearby. Among these five temples, the oldest is the temple of Vriddhaditya, literally meaning "Old Sun". The shrine is dedicated to Surya, the Sun God, who is also considered the father of Yama.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Longevity
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

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