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by Micha F. Lindemans
In Brahmanism, Yama is the god of death and time and the son of the sun-god Vivasvan. He is the king of the realm of the dead and judge of the death. When judging the deeds of man, he is assisted by Chitragupta, a kind of bookkeeper. Yama's wife is Dhumorna, the personification of the fire which burns the dead. His realm is guarded by two four-eyed dogs.

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