Roruva: 2 definitions
Roruva means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Roruva. See Roruka (1).
2. Roruva. A Niraya. Beings were presumably born there as a result ofcasting aspersions on the Dhamma (S.i.30) miserliness (e.g., J.iii.299) adultery (J.vi.237)
Sometimes (J.v.266) two Roruvas are mentioned which the scholiast (J.v.271) explains as being Jalaroruva and Dhumaroruva; in the first beings have red hot flames blown into their bodies, and in the second, noxious gases (kharadhuma).
Buddhaghosa says (SA.i.64) that Jalaroruva is another name for Avici, and that the Niraya is so called because beings shout while being burnt there (aggimhi jalante punappunam ravanti).
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
roruva : (m.) name of a hell.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 390: Mayhaka-jātaka < [Volume 3]
Jataka 424: Āditta-jātaka < [Volume 3]
Jataka 530: Saṃkicca-jātaka < [Volume 5]
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Teacher of the Devas (by Susan Elbaum Jootla)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 5 - Biographies of Ankura Deva and Indaka Deva < [Chapter 24 - The Buddha’s Sixth Vassa at Mount Makula]