Yamasabha, aka: Yamasabhā, Yama-sabha; 2 Definition(s)

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Purana

[Yamasabha in Purana glossaries]

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.

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Yamasabha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Yamasabhā (यमसभा).—the tribunal of Yama.

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

(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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