- the Vedic god presiding over the underworld.
Origin of Yama
From the Sanskrit word yama
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Examples from the Web for yama
Yama survives with her 15-year-old brother, the only family member not stricken by the virus.In Sierra Leone, the Plague Is Closing in Around Us
October 13, 2014
The ghastly specter Death, the stern king Yama, Awaiteth all of us.The Buddha
The disciple will overcome the earth, and the world of Yama, and the world of the gods.The Dhammapada
Indra reigns in heaven and Yama in hell, and Surya is the sun god.
These persons were really the servants of Yama (the god of death).
In the oldest Brahmanas, Yama holds a formal judgment on the souls.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)