Yamakshaya, Yamakṣaya: 5 definitions

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Yamakshaya 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.

The Sanskrit term Yamakṣaya can be transliterated into English as Yamaksaya or Yamakshaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Yamakshaya in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Yamakṣaya (यमक्षय) refers to “Yama’s abode”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 6.9-15ab]—“[...] Even for someone gone to Yama’s abode (yamakṣaya) [i.e., someone who has died], great peace arises quickly. Mṛtyujit is sure to destroy death when pleased with an oblation of fragrant ghee put into a fire fueled by milk-tree wood”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yamakshaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yamakṣaya (यमक्षय).—[masculine] Yama's realm.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yamakṣaya (यमक्षय):—[=yama-kṣaya] [from yama > yam] m. Y°’s abode, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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.

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