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Sarameya in the Vedas

In the Vedas, Sarameya is the combined name of the two dogs of Yama, the god of death. They were individually known as Shabala and Shyama. It is believed that their mother was Sarama, who is believed to be the mother of all dogs on earth.

Sarameya is also found on the flags of Vedic deities who guard the eight corners of the earth.

Some scholars believe that these dogs protect the soul on its journey to the next world.

Dog in Hindu religion and scriptures