The hell of the Hindus. It has twenty-eight divisions, in some
of which the victims are mangled by ravens and owls; in others they
will be doomed to swallow cakes boiling hot, or walk over burning
sands. Each division has its name: Rurava (fearful) is for liars
and false witnesses; Rodha (obstruction) for those who plunder a
town, kill a cow, or strangle a man; Sûkara (swine) for
drunkards and stealers of gold; etc.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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