Yamasabha, Yamasabhā, Yama-sabha: 3 definitions


Yamasabha 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 and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Yamasabhā (यमसभा).—Yama’s assembly. This assembly is described in Mahābhārata, Sabhā Parva, Chapter 8.

It was Viśvakarmā who built Yamasabhā. It is 100 yojanas in length and 100 yojanas in width. Although it is illuminated with sun-light it has an equable temperature. Sadness, old age, hunger or thirst are unknown there. There is a dense growth of Kalpavṛkṣas. All the dead people who were famous in ancient times are members of this assembly.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yamasabhā (यमसभा).—the tribunal of Yama.

Yamasabhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yama and sabhā (सभा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yamasabha (यमसभ).—n.

(-bhaṃ) The court or tribunal of Yama. E. yama, sabhā assembly.

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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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