Yamakinkara, aka: Yamakiṅkara, Yama-kinkara; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Yamakinkara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

[Yamakinkara in Purana glossaries]

Yamakiṅkara (यमकिङ्कर).—Servants of Yama.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 110. 45.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of yamakinkara in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Yamakinkara in Sanskrit glossaries]

Yamakiṅkara (यमकिङ्कर).—a messenger of death.

Derivable forms: yamakiṅkaraḥ (यमकिङ्करः).

Yamakiṅkara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yama and kiṅkara (किङ्कर).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

Discover the meaning of yamakinkara in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 595 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Yama
Yama (यम, “self-restraint”) forms part of the ancient Indian education system, which aimed at b...
Pranayama
Prāṇāyāma (प्राणायाम, “breath control”) refers to one of the six members (aṅga) of the Ṣaḍaṅgay...
Yamaduta
Yamadūta (यमदूत).—One of the Brahmavādī sons of Viśvāmitra. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapt...
Kinkara
Kiṅkara (किङ्कर) or Kiṅkaratantra refers to one of the twenty-three Vāmatantras, belonging to t...
Yamantaka
Yamāntaka (यमान्तक).—an epithet of 1) Śiva. 2) of Yama. Derivable forms: yamāntakaḥ (यमान्तकः)....
Yamayatana
Yamayātanā (यमयातना).—the tortures inflicted by Yama upon sinners after death, (the word is som...
Yamadamshtra
Yamadaṃṣṭrā (यमदंष्ट्रा).—'Yama's tooth', the jaws of death. -ṣṭrāḥ pl.) the last eight days of...
Yamaghanta
Yamaghaṇṭa (यमघण्ट) or Yamaghaṇṭatantra refers to one of the twenty Bhūtatantras, belonging to ...
Yamadanda
yamadaṇḍa (यमदंड).—m (S) The punishment inflicted upon sinners by Yama.
Antaryama
Antaryāma (अन्तर्याम).—1) suppression of the breath and voice. 2) °पात्रम् (pātram), a sacrific...
Yamapurusha
Yamapuruṣa (यमपुरुष).—Yama's servant or minister. Derivable forms: yamapuruṣaḥ (यमपुरुषः).Yamap...
Yamavrata
Yamavrata (यमव्रत).—1) an observance or vow made to Yama. 2) an impartial punishment (as given ...
Yamasabha
Yamasabhā (यमसभा).—Yama’s assembly. This assembly is described in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Cha...
Yamadvitiya
Yamadvitīyā (यमद्वितीया).—the second day in the bright half of Kārtika when sisters entertain t...
Ayatayama
Ayātayāma (अयातयाम).—See Guruparamparā.

Relevant text