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Hell means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
India history and geography
Hell (and Heaven) were commonly depicted on the Saṃsāracakra paintings (representing scenes of heaven and hell), in ancient India, as mentioned in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 185.21 f.: Here follows a description of a printed scroll illustrating the Jaina conception of saṃsāracakra. [...] The saṃsāra-cakra illustrated the three worlds of hell, human world and the world of gods. [...] Then follows a description of the various hells depicted in the painting on cloth (p. 189.18-9). There is given also a description of the Svargaloka or the heavenly abode of Devī, Devakumāra and Indra seated in the Āsthāna or Saudharmasabhā (p. 189.32-3, p. 190.1-19).
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Ends with: Chell, Conch-shell, Khell.
Full-text (+1591): Naraka, Avici, Maharaurava, Raurava, Niraya, Kalasutra, Kumbhipaka, Mahanaraka, Pratapana, Andhatamisra, Vaitarani, Atala, Mahapadma, Rasatala, Ksharakardama, Andhakupa, Tapana, Taptakumbha, Hahava, Atata.
Search found 288 books and stories containing Hell; (plurals include: Hells). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sutra of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva's Fundamental Vows
Chapter 5 - The Names of Different Kinds of Hells
Chapter 3 - Observations of Retribution of Human Beings Resulting from Previous Karmas
Chapter 4 - Evil Actions and Retributions of Human Beings of the Samsara World
The Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva
Chapter V - The Names of the Hells
Chapter III - Contemplating the Karmic Conditions of Beings
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva fundamental vow sutra (by Johnny Yu)
Chapter 5 - The Names of the Various Hells
Chapter 3 - Contemplation of Karmic Fruitions of Sentient Beings' Malicious Actions
Chapter 1 - Display of Divine Power in the Palace of the Trayastrimsas Heaven
Sūtra of the Great Vow of Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva
Chapter 5 - The Names of the Hells < [Scroll 1]
Chapter 3 - The Karmic Conditions of Sentient Beings < [Scroll 1]
Chapter 1 - Miracles in the Palace of Trāyastriṃśa Heaven < [Scroll 1]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Part 1 - The nature of hells (niraya) < [Chapter 11 - Planes Of Existence]
Part 3 - Importance Of The Last Minute < [Chapter 8 - What happen when death draws near (mind processes immediately preceding death)]
Factor 10 - Macchariya (jealousy, selfishness) < [Chapter 2 - On akusala cetasikas (unwholesome mental factors)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The eight great hells < [The world of transmigration]
The eight cold hells < [The world of transmigration]
Courses through the five destinies (pañcagati) < [The world of transmigration]