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Yamaloka literally means ‘the world of Yama’.
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Yamaloka literally means ‘the world of [[Yama]]’.
  
 
==Yamaloka as per Ṛgveda==
 
==Yamaloka as per Ṛgveda==
The Ṛgveda<ref>Ṛgveda 10.135.1 and 7</ref> gives a brief description of Yamaloka or the world of Yama as a wonderful place full of peace. Yama lives there with his associates who praise him, to the accompaniment of music of the flute.  
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The [[Ṛgveda]]<ref>[[Ṛgveda]] 10.135.1 and 7</ref> gives a brief description of Yamaloka or the world of [[Yama]] as a wonderful place full of peace. Yama lives there with his associates who praise him, to the accompaniment of [[music]] of the flute.  
  
 
==Yamaloka as per Purāṇas==
 
==Yamaloka as per Purāṇas==
According to the purāṇas, Yamaloka is a vast place surrounded by four iron forts, with four main gates. There is a majestic auditorium wherein many great kings of the past assemble.
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According to the [[purāṇas]], Yamaloka is a vast place surrounded by four iron forts, with four main gates. There is a majestic auditorium wherein many great kings of the past assemble.
  
 
==Yamaloka, General Meaning==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:26, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Yamaloka literally means ‘the world of Yama’.

Yamaloka as per Ṛgveda

The Ṛgveda[1] gives a brief description of Yamaloka or the world of Yama as a wonderful place full of peace. Yama lives there with his associates who praise him, to the accompaniment of music of the flute.

Yamaloka as per Purāṇas

According to the purāṇas, Yamaloka is a vast place surrounded by four iron forts, with four main gates. There is a majestic auditorium wherein many great kings of the past assemble.

Yamaloka, General Meaning

Yamaloka is referred as Naraka or hell. It exists in one part of this world.


References

  1. Ṛgveda 10.135.1 and 7
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore