Yamabhata, Yamabhaṭa, Yama-bhata: 2 definitions


Yamabhata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yamabhaṭa (यमभट) refers to the “soldiers of Yama”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.18.—Accordingly:—“[...] the terrible (vikaṭa) soldiers (bhaṭa) of Yama [viz., Yamabhaṭa] who desired to take him [viz., Guṇanidhi] to Saṃyamani (Saṃyamanī, the abode of Yama), approached him with nooses (pāśa) and clubs (mudgara) in their hands (pāṇi) [viz., Pāśapāṇi and Mudgarapāṇi] and bound (baddha) him. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (Y) next»] — Yamabhata in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yamabhaṭa (यमभट).—m (S) A facetious term for an angel of Yama. See yamadūta.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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