Yama Loka | Naraka Loka | Hell in Hinduism

Yama Loka also known as Naraka and Hell is the place where sinners would be subjected to severe punishment after their death. Yama Loka is the abode of Lord Yama. It is believed that this loka is located in the bottom of the earth. As per Hindu texts, it is believed that there are totally […]

Yama Dharmaraja Temple, Thiruchitrambalam, Thanjavur

Lord Yama Dharmaraja is the god of death, and only a few temples are dedicated to him. Among those temples, there is a famous temple for Lord Yama, and it is situated at Thiruchitrambalam in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. The chief deity of the temple is Lord Yama, and apart from his deity, deities […]

Mata Urmila | Wife of Yama Dharmaraja

Lord Yama is the god of death, and his consort is Goddess Urmila. Mata Urmila is mentioned in Vedas, Puranas and in the Mahabharata. Urmila was specially created by Lord Brahma, in order to marry her with Lord Yama. Similar to Lord Yama, Urmila contains great powers, and she is considered as a demi goddess, […]

Shobhavati | Lord Yama’s daughter

Goddess Shobhavati is the daughter of Lord Yama Dharma Raja, the death god, and the sister of Lord Katila. According to ancient Puranas, Mata Shobhavati is a great devotee of Lord Shiva, and at the time of her birth, she didn’t cried, but made a cheerful smile, and chanted the holy “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” mantra. […]

Lord Katila | Son of Lord Yama & Urmila

Lord Katila is the son of Lord Yama and Mata Urmila, a divine goddess who guides the souls to reach their respective worlds. Lord Katila is living in the Yama Loka, and helping his father and mother to discharge their duties in a proper manner. Though he is the son of the death god Yama, […]

Lord Yama | Yamadharma Raja (Yamraj) | God of Death

Lord Yama is the god of death, and it is his duty to remove our life during the time of our death. Lord Yama is a Vedic god, and whoever performs the fire sacrifices, and chants his mantra, he receives the oblations from the fire sacrifices, and used to bless them. Lord Yama would always […]