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Naraka

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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