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Yama The Glorious Lord of the Other World
Yama The Glorious Lord of the Other World
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In the Hindu pantheon, Yama holds a unique place. A counterpart, in the indigenous tradition, of Avestan Yima, Egyptian Osiris or Greek Pluto, he inspires terror in the heart of an average mortal: not only owing to his overlordship of the abode of the dead, but also for his identification with dead, but also for his identification with death itself. Yama's image in Hindu mythology, however, has come to have full many variants - which Dr. Merh's study tries to capture against their essential literary settings.

Based on the prodigious mass of India's old-world scriptural literature - the Vedas, Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanisads, besides the Puranic texts, the book meticulously explores all possible traits of Yama's personality, highlighting how the mythical view of this glorious, other-world god passes through a striking change over the millennia between the Rgveda and the later 'Puranic' descriptions - respectively in part 1 and part 2 of the book, the author focuses specially on Yama, the creator, preacher, the philosopher, the law-giver, the punisher and above all, on his role as an eschatologist.

Invaluable to the scholar of Indology, Hindu mythology and comparative religion.

About the Author

Kusum P. Merh is a notable Sanskrit scholar, with a brilliant academic career that led to her selection for the UGC's (University Grants Commission's) prestigious research fellowship. Awarded Ph.D in 1992, she currently teaches in the Department of Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit, M.S. University, Baroda, India.

Contents:

Preface
Abbreviations
List of Plates
PART I Yama in the Vedas
1. Conspectus of the Vedic Literature 2. Yama's Family and Associates 3. Yama and Other Gods 4. Yama's Personality and His Functions 5. Yama: The Preacher and Eschatology
PART II Yama in the Puranas
6. Parentage, Abode, Companions and Messengers 7. Personality and Functions of Yama 8. Eschatology, Metempsychosis and Worship of the Manes 9. Yama: The Preacher and Law-giver 10. Epilogue Bibliography Glossary Index Plates

Yama The Glorious Lord of the Other World

Item Code:
IDD023
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1996
ISBN:
81-246-0066-X
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" x 5.9"
Pages:
333
Other Details:
(B&W.illus.:15)
Weight of the Book: 642 gms
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$37.50   Shipping Free
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From the Jacket

In the Hindu pantheon, Yama holds a unique place. A counterpart, in the indigenous tradition, of Avestan Yima, Egyptian Osiris or Greek Pluto, he inspires terror in the heart of an average mortal: not only owing to his overlordship of the abode of the dead, but also for his identification with dead, but also for his identification with death itself. Yama's image in Hindu mythology, however, has come to have full many variants - which Dr. Merh's study tries to capture against their essential literary settings.

Based on the prodigious mass of India's old-world scriptural literature - the Vedas, Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanisads, besides the Puranic texts, the book meticulously explores all possible traits of Yama's personality, highlighting how the mythical view of this glorious, other-world god passes through a striking change over the millennia between the Rgveda and the later 'Puranic' descriptions - respectively in part 1 and part 2 of the book, the author focuses specially on Yama, the creator, preacher, the philosopher, the law-giver, the punisher and above all, on his role as an eschatologist.

Invaluable to the scholar of Indology, Hindu mythology and comparative religion.

About the Author

Kusum P. Merh is a notable Sanskrit scholar, with a brilliant academic career that led to her selection for the UGC's (University Grants Commission's) prestigious research fellowship. Awarded Ph.D in 1992, she currently teaches in the Department of Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit, M.S. University, Baroda, India.

Contents:

Preface
Abbreviations
List of Plates
PART I Yama in the Vedas
1. Conspectus of the Vedic Literature 2. Yama's Family and Associates 3. Yama and Other Gods 4. Yama's Personality and His Functions 5. Yama: The Preacher and Eschatology
PART II Yama in the Puranas
6. Parentage, Abode, Companions and Messengers 7. Personality and Functions of Yama 8. Eschatology, Metempsychosis and Worship of the Manes 9. Yama: The Preacher and Law-giver 10. Epilogue Bibliography Glossary Index Plates
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