Yamaraj, There is a myth that the supreme god Brahma created man from clay, the gods from light and the opposite power of the gods from fire. According to Vedanta, any soul develops and becomes a father, a goddess or a deity. It is also believed that in ancient times the gods lived on the earth and ruled over the people. From time to time there were wars between the gods and the demons over this rule.
It was also said that the average age of the people and god-like people of that time was about 500 years. With so much information, we wonder how Yamaraj died. There is no one in the Eastern belief. Whether it is a man made of clay or a deity in the form of light or a divine demon in the form of fire. After birth, everyone dies one day or another.
The Fourteen Yamaraj
Some die in 100 years and are reborn, while others live the same life for 1000 years. Similarly, there are 14 Indras explained in the Puranas. Similarly, we can find in the Puranas the subject of 14 Yamaraj’s rule. According to the scriptures, the 14 names of Yamaraj are considered to be 14 Yamarajas, while Yamaraj is considered to be 14 Yamarajas as it is a post. 14 Yamaraj’s names are as follows.
That is, Brahma is the god who brings it into the world, Vishnu is the god who protects here and Shiva is the god who takes it from here. On the other hand, Indra is the god of rain, electricity and war, while Agni is the means of conveying the message of the people of Matrya Lok through sacrifice. Suryadev is the lord of the pure light of the universe and the life-giving deity of all beings. All the air is under the control of Pavandev. Kuver is the lord of wealth. And also the treasurer of the gods. Mitradev establishes a connection between Dev and Devgan.
Kamaddev is the director of reproductive activities. Like the gods mentioned above, Yamaraj is the head of the department of death in creation. After the physical body of the creatures is destroyed in creation, the soul reaches its proper place and the body disappears into the Panchatatva. Yamaraj is the god of death of those creatures. However, Yamaraj himself is not above death. Chitragupta is Yamaraj’s assistant in charge of the world’s audit office, and he also coordinates Yamaraj as the headquarters of heaven and hell.
How did Yamaraj die?
Now the question arises how does the god of death Yamaraj die? There is a myth in this regard. Which gives information about the demise of Yamaraj.
In ancient times, a place called Kalanjar was ruled by a devotee of Shiva. Her name was Shweta. When he was old, King Shweta handed over the kingdom to his son and built a cave on the banks of the river Godavari to worship Shiva. King Shweta had neither disease nor grief. Therefore, even at the end of his life, he was devoting himself to Shiva with one mind.
During his devotion, he did not even have the impression of his age. All his attention was on Shiva. He was reciting Rudradhyaya out of fear. His hair was absorbed in devotion to Shiva. At the end of the age, when the messengers entered the cave to take their lives. The messengers who came to pick him up could not enter the cave. They had been waiting at the door for a long time. After Shweta came out, Yamadutas tried to take him to Yamalok by force.
At the same time, Shiva’s vehicle Bhairav attacked Yamaduta Mutyudev and killed him. When the time was running out and his messengers and white monks did not come, Yamaraj asked Chitragupta the reason. After Chitragupta told him about Bhairav’s attack, Yamaraj himself went to take Shweta Muni. When he reached the cave below Shweta, Shiva’s army was also there. Legend has it that Shiv Sena Kartikeya dropped his weapon of power and killed Yamaraj after Yamaraj tried to take him away by force.
Then the messengers went and told the sun. Upon hearing the news of his son’s death, Lord Surya, Brahma and the gods along with Yamaraj’s army came to the place of death There the gods began to praise Lord Shankara. There is a classical belief that Lord Shiva appeared at that time.
The gods then said to Lord Shiva, ‘O Lord! Yamaraj is the son of Surya. He is the Lokpal. You appointed him overseer of the religious law. It is not right to kill him like this. Without them the work of creation would be impossible. So keep them alive with the army, otherwise chaos will spread. ‘ Lord Shankar said- ‘I am also in favor of this system. But, the person who is a devotee of me and Lord Vishnu. Yamaraj has no right to his death. ‘It is believed that Lord Shiva obeyed the gods and gave his life to Yamaraj.
At Shiva’s command, Nandishwar brought water from the Gautami river and sprinkled it on Yamaraj and his messengers. Who made everyone alive After Yamaraj was alive, Yamaraj said to the white sage, “You have conquered me, invincible in the whole world. Give me protection from Lord Shiva. ‘