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Yama (Hinduism)

Hindu god of Death, Justice and Righteousness


Yama (Hinduism)
Yama (Hinduism)

Yama, also known as Yamaraja, Kala and Dharmaraja, is the Hindu god of death and justice, responsible for the dispensation of law and punishment of sinners in his abode, Yamaloka. He is often identified with Dharmadeva, the personification of Dharma, though they both have different origins and mythologies. Yama is one of the oldest deities in the pantheon and some of his earliest appearances are found in the Rigveda. From there, he has remained a significant deity, appearing in some of the most important texts of Hinduism including the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas.

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