Yama Garan Anastasia can photograph this enemy during normal gameplay.
Yama Garan.jpg
Shadow Hearts: Covenant
HP 5100
MP 600
Element Shearts2005.gif Dark
Weight Light
Mind Assault

Rock Strike
Hail Crash
Red Cradle
Gale Spike
Evil Summoning
Bright Banish

Location Purgatory

Deadly Poison
Instant Death
HP Down
P-ATK Down
Sp-ATK Down
P-DEF Down
Sp-DEF Down
Evade Down
Magic Immunity

EXP Gained 32500
Cash 45000
Souls Gained 250
Item Drops Marbas Crest


NOTE Garan is

Immune to Magic

Garan after becoming possessed by King Yama.

He is fought in the second and final forced trip to Purgatory and a spectral form of him is fought in a sidequest later in the game.

Bestiary Entry[edit | edit source]

Garan possessed with the awesome power of Yama, King of Demons. This radical transformation of Garan's can only exist inside the boundary.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Tibetan depiction of Yama - in his aspect as Protector.

Yamarāja (also as "Yama" - "-rāja" is an honourific suffix denoting "king", or "lord") is the demigod of death, in early Hinduism, where he is charged with punishing the sinful.

Some tales state that he was the first man ever to die, while others maintain that he has always been a god of death.

Despite his origins in Hindu myth, his worship and customs spread across Asia, where he perfoms a similar role - directing souls to Naraka (Buddhist purgatory) to be punished, or renewed in the cycle of Karma.

He also, however, is a protector figure, and deliverer of justice in his aspect of a Dharmapala ("Wrathful God").

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