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Life after death is found in Hinduism, the Atmans are taken by Yama then they are judged and go either to heaven (abode of Indra) or to hell (abode of Yama), however this residence is temporarily and not eternal then they will reincarnate again at the end.

Can gods like Yama and his assistants have bodies while the judged Humans are just Atmans without bodies?

So, the question is: Do gods like Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and Yama, in their Lokas, have bodies or are they just Atmans?

  • Possible duplicate of hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/10118/8735 – Ketan Jan 6 at 20:53
  • @Ketan it's not duplicate, I ask about if gods have bodies or they are just Atmans (spirits). I ask also about humans after death, in Yama's abode, are they Atmans or have bodies like Yama and his assistants. – salah Jan 6 at 21:19
  • Atman is the background canvas on which infinite images are drawn in nature/Prakriti. They have bodies but can control its creation, dissolution unlike common earthly beings as atman of all as per Geeta and Hindu belief is already immortal. This is the also the crux of Raja Yoga. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga_Sutras_of_Patanjali – user16530 Jan 7 at 7:00
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Do gods like Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and Yama, in their Lokas, have bodies or are they just Atmans?

Yes they have bodies according to the Brahma Sutras.

Ramanujacharya in his Sri Bhashya says:

The devas, from Brahma downward, possess a body and sense-organs, is declared in all the Upanishads.

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The dharmasâstras, itihâsas, and purânas also, which are founded on the different brâhmanas, mantras and arthavâdas, clearly teach that Brahma and the other gods, as well as the Asuras and other superhuman beings, have bodies and sense-organs, constitutions of different kinds, different abodes, enjoyments, and functions.

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