Ushnanaraka, Uṣṇanaraka, Ushna-naraka: 2 definitions



Ushnanaraka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Uṣṇanaraka can be transliterated into English as Usnanaraka or Ushnanaraka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Ushnanaraka in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Uṣṇanaraka (उष्णनरक) refers to the “eight hot hells” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 121):

  1. sañjīva (the reviving hell),
  2. kālasūtra (the black-thread hell),
  3. saṅghāta (the crushing hell),
  4. raurava (the hot hell),
  5. mahāraurava (the great hot hell),
  6. tapana (the remorseful hell),
  7. pratāpana (the scolding hell),
  8. avīci (the never-ceasing hell).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., uṣṇa-naraka). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ushnanaraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uṣṇanaraka (उष्णनरक):—[=uṣṇa-naraka] [from uṣṇa > uṣ] m. a hot hell (said to be 8 in number), [Dharmasaṃgraha 1 1].

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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