The king of the infernal regions, corresponding to the Greek Pluto, and also the judge of departed souls. In later times he is more exclusively considered the dire judge of all, and the tormentor of the wicked. He is represented as of a green color, with red garments, having a crown on his head, his eyes inflamed, and sitting on a buffalo, with a club and noose in his hands.
The Lord of Death, the ruler of the nether world. Riding a buffalo, his vehicle, a visit from Yama means the time of death for a person has come. Also refers to the first limb of Yoga, used along with the second limb, niyama, to codify the â€˜doâ€™s and donâ€™tsâ€™ of Yoga.
1. Controller, Ordainer, Lord of the Law; in the Rg-veda he seems to have been originally a form of the Sun, then one of the twin children of the wide-shining Lord of the Truth; he is the guardian of the dharma, the law of the Truth, which is a condition of immortality, and therefore himself the guardian of immortality; in the later ideas [post-Vedic] he is the God of Death. yama [in raja-yoga]: a rule of moral self-control.
The God of Death, or, Justice and the Underworld who judges the dead before they can enter the celestial palaces; usually mounted on a buffalo.
(gshin rje) ... the king and judge of the dead, is said to sit in the centre of the regions of hell. The "wicked" are brought before him to be questioned, and are then conducted to their retribution by demons Yama has three forms. One form has a bull's head, third eye, and crown of skulls, behind which his hair rises in the shape of a flame. His foot steps to the right of the bull beneath his feet. Under his foot lies a woman. He holds a chopper in his right hand and a skull cup in his left. The second form is similar, but is naked, and has in addition a belt of heads and many jewels, sometimes he is represented with his sister yami at his left, holding a skull cup. On his breast is an ornament representing the Buddhist wheel. In the third form he is judge of hell. He is like the above description, except that he steps to the left on a man. The Lord of Death is a personification of impermanence, the unfailing law of karma and one's inevitable mortality.
Restriction(s). There are five yamas which constitute the first of the eight limbs of raja yoga. See raja yoga and ashtanga pages.
First limb of Raja Yoga; Eternal vows - non-violence, truthfulness, etc. See page on the 8 limbs.
Restrainer.. In the Vedas Yama is a god of death, with whom the spirits of the departed dwell. He was son of Vivaswat (the sun), and had a twin-sist... more
God of death. One states that He is also God of ancestors and King of ghosts. He is the Supreme judge of all the human actions, and Master of the samsâra. His vehicle is a buffalo. His color is red; in His hands, he holds a noose, a stick, an axe and a dagger. He is also one of the eight Dikpâla and the Ruler of South. For Tibetan Buddhists, He is often represented with an awful face, long teeth, a crown made of skulls; in His hands and mighty claws, He holds the Wheel of Living Beings
Hindu god of death, generally pictured in mythology as a large dark skinned man, carrying a mace, and riding a buffalo
The judge of sinful persons at death.
Means, “restraint.” The first limb of the eight limbs of yoga from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The yamas are aspects of conduct that support the process of human spiritual transformation. They are ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (preservation and cultivation of sexual energy) and aparigraha (non-covetousness).
one of the "eight limbs of yoga" that refers to ethical disciplines
God of Death; ruler of the realm of the dead the 'Land of the Fathers': he was the first man to die and therefore the welcomer of others to his realm
Hindu god of death and lord of the underworld
The king of death, a Vedic deity.
(“discipline”) — the first “limb” ( anga) of Patanjali's eightfold path, comprising moral precepts that have universal validity (such as nonharming and truthfulness); also the name of the Hindu deity of death
The Hindu God of Death [ more
(Sanskrit) Hindu god of death.
The god of death. Yama ia also the first of the eight limbs or means of attaining yoga.Yamas are universal moral commandments or ethical disciplines transcending creeds, countries, age and time. The five mentioned by Patanjali are: non-violence, truth, non-stealing, continence and non-coveting.
Ethical disciplines of yoga. They are Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness), Asteya(non-stealing), Brahmacharya (sexual-restraint), and Aparigraha (greedlessness).
The Hindu Pluto or king of the nether world—the world of spirits; a Judge-god administering justice untampered by mercy, according to the inexorable law of karma: As ye sow, so shall ye reap, with sway extending to Pitrilok or the region of the Pitris (manas) can neither create nor destroy spirits, but perpetually keeps them in bondage of matter and mind of varying forms and patterns, as one deserves.
God of the dead; sometimes, death personified.
Codes of ethical behavior non-envy, truth, non-stealing, continence, not desiring of material wealth(included with niyama)
also called D h a r m a, the son of the sungod, Lord of Death, the Lord of retribution. The demigod awarding sinners punishment after their death. Belongs to the twelve m a h â j a n a s (see also S.B. 5.26).
(Skt.): Name of the Lord of (uncontrolled) Death.
(Skt.): Refers to "Lord of Death," or can mean the forces of death.
First step in Raja Yoga; Eternal vows - non-violence, truthfulness, etc.
This article is about the deity Yama. For yama in the sense of a code of conduct, see Yamas. For the YamÃ¡ language see Mobilian Jargon.
This article is about the deity Yama in Hinduism. For yama in the sense of a code of conduct, see Yamas. For a general article about Yama, see Yama.