Definition of yama :
The king of the infernal regions, corresponding to the Greek Pluto, and also the judge of departed souls. In later times he is more exclusively considered the dire judge of all, and the tormentor of the wicked. He is represented as of a green color, with red garments, having a crown on his head, his eyes inflamed, and sitting on a buffalo, with a club and noose in his hands.
- The sinner under judgment admits that he saw but did not reflect and Yama sentences him to punishment, until suffering commensurate to his sins has been inflicted. - "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.
- That when the Great Yama shall gather me to His bosom you will be prepared to assume the government of this kingdom and to conduct its affairs wisely and well. - "Bright-Wits, Prince of Mogadore", Burren Laughlin and L. L. Flood.
- Seven weeks from this day, on the Feast of Yama, shall their wedding be celebrated. - "Bright-Wits, Prince of Mogadore", Burren Laughlin and L. L. Flood.