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Who was the god of death before yama?

Yama is a post created for specific jeevatamans to take charge of Judgement of Jeevatmas and their karma in Bhuloka/Mrityuloka. Before Yama or Dharmaraja who was the king of Yamaloka ? Also, in which ...
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Complete theology of Vaitaraṇî River?

In my local community area, the recitation and listening of the Garuda Purana from the 8th to the 11th day ( within the 12 day period of after-death rituals for the deceased) by the family priest and ...
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How did Nachiketa travel to Yamaloka?

Is there is any descriptions about how Nachiketa's journey to YamaLoka in Upanishad or in Purana's. Descriptions like how many day's he took to reach YamaLoka would be appreciated.