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Yam (Yama) is the God of death and is the lord of infernal regions one visits after the cessation of life.

He is the embodiment of the rule of law and imparts justice according to deeds. The word "Yam" means the restrainer, it is he who keeps the mankind in check.

In Vedas, Yam is the First Ancestor and has a full distinction of a God. Yam's mouth is a fierce looking black buffalo, a form which he also adopts for himself on occasion. Yam carries a rope in one hand and a mace in another. Yam is a son of Vivasat, the embodiment of social morality, while his mother is Saranyu (clouds), who is the daughter of Vishwakarma, the cosmic architect. Yam's twin sister is Yami, who has the greatest affection for her brother.

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