O Mistress of the kula, because it protects always from absolutely all dangers, such as Yama and (evil) spirits (bhuta), therefore it is called yantra.
The Narakas are the realms of suffering that equate to the Christian hell or, more accurately, to purgatory . If a person is born into one of these realms as a result of bad karma , this is not a permanent punishment - he or she may well be reborn into one of the higher worlds in the next life . Watched over by Yama , judge of the world, the Narakas are not only physical places but also states of consciousness – and symbols of the suffering that can take place during life, as well as after death .Jane Alexander, in The Body, Mind, Spirit Miscellany: The Ultimate Collection of Fascinations, Facts, Truths, and Insights, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009, p.150
In the early Vedic tradition , the death god Yama kept two dogs, SYama the Black and Sabala the Spotted, to bring and hold souls in the Purgatory-like afterlife called Naraka. Even the Norse god Odin kept a pair of wolves, Geri and Freki.Nathan Robert Brown, in The Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show, Penguin, 2 August 2011, p.62
Nii Taka Yama Nobore 1208. (Execute the Hawaii operation on December 8 [Japanese time]).Message sent by Japanese Imperial Navy Headquarters to the carrier fleet approaching Pearl Harbor (2 December 1941).[ ]
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