One who prays to Bhagavan Vishnu, doesn't need to go to Yamaloka
|Bhagavan Srimann Narayana along with his wife Maata Mahalakshimi Devi and Aadishesha Naga on the KsheeraSaagaram in Vaikuntham|
Maitreya, once asked Paraashara that "How to avoid going to Yamaloka after death". For this Paraashara said to Maitreya, that once Nakula (one of the Pancha Paandava) had asked his grandfather Bhisma the same question. On this Bhisma had said that he had a brahmana friend called Kalinga and he had learnt the way to avoid going to yamaloka by praying Bhagavan Vishnu from a Jatismara rushi.
Jatismara rushi (a type of rushi who can remember of his earlier lives' happenings) had explained to Kalinga of the conversation that took place between YamaDeva and his sahapaati (colleague) ChitraGupta. YamaDeva informed to his sahapaati that, "no Yamadoota should touch the bhaktha of Bhagavan Vishnu. I am just a follower of what Bhagavan Srimann Narayana says. Even Devas like IndraDeva and all the demi-Gods are Bhakthas and followers of Sri Hari. BrahmaDeva and RudraDeva will always be chanting the naama of Bhagavan Narayana. BrahmaDeva and RudraDeva will always be praying and they both do the naama-smaranam of Bhagavan Narayana". YamaDeva continued, "I need to follow the instructions given by Bhagavan Vishnu, without which I cannot even move a darbam (grass)", "that is the shakthi of Bhagavan Narayana". YamaDeva again continued, "who ever chants 'OM NAMO NARAYANAYA' will be equal to swayam Bhagavan Narayana, because atma and paramaatma are one and the same. So no Yamadoota should touch any bhaktha of Bhagavan Vishnu", said YamaDeva.
On this ChitraGupta asked to YamaDeva, "how can we distinguish between a bhaktha of Bhagavan Vishnu and others". For this YamaDeva replied, "one who always chants the name of Bhagavan Vishnu, one who always make the naama smaranam of Bhagavan Srimann Narayana, one who follows the path of Dharma, one who's heart is pure, one who makes Go (cow) daanam, one who makes pooja of Sri Hari, one who things his both friend and enemy as one & the same, one who is non-violent, one who is not depressed, one who controls his anxiety & doesn't harm anybody by intention. These are some of the followers of Bhagavan Srimann Narayana. Swayam Srimann Narayana lies in the hearts of his nija Bhaktha. So don't dare to touch a real Bhaktha, as the Bhagavan Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra on the order's of his master can destroy anything and anyone. So be aware of all these things and don't go near a nija Bhaktha".
The above is taken from Vishnu Purana.
PS: Even today the only way to get the mukthi and moksham is to do the Bhagavan Srimann Narayana's naama smaranam, that only "OM NAMO NARAYANAYA" is the only way and infact the best way to avoid Yamaloka and to get directly into Swarga and if a person is really lovable and is indeed a real Bhaktha of Bhagavan Vishnu, then that person even may get the staanam (place) in Vaikuntham, along with his Bhagavan Srimann Narayana.
OM NAMO NARAYANAYA