Yamapurusha, aka: Yamapuruṣa, Yama-purusha; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Yamapuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Yamapurusa or Yamapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Yamapuruṣa (यमपुरुष).—(Kiṇkara): a servant of Yama with a noose.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 7. 13, 19.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Yamapuruṣa (यमपुरुष).—Yama's servant or minister.

Derivable forms: yamapuruṣaḥ (यमपुरुषः).

Yamapuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yama and puruṣa (पुरुष).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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