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Hindu Hell: Visions, Tours and Descriptions of the Infernal by Eileen Gardiner

By Eileen Gardiner

within the lengthy culture of Hindu literature there has been an important improvement within the proposal of hell from the interval of the Vedas (c.1500–1000 BCE) in the course of the interval of the Puranas (c.300–1500 CE). The earliest descriptions are obscure, fairly by way of topography, alluding in basic terms to an underground, darkish, putrid position for punishing sinners. Later descriptions calculate the large dimensions, and designate nearly innumerable subdivisions, of hell.

Hell descriptions were amassed right here from 8 Hindu texts:
The Rig-Veda
Atharva-Veda [Veda of the clever and the Old]
The Mahabharata
The Ramayana
The Markandeya Purana
The Vamana Purana
The Padma Purana
The Agni Purana.
This paintings is released along with the website
www.Hell-on-Line.org, which provides a complete selection of fabrics at the greater than a hundred visions, excursions and outlines of the infernal otherworld from the cultures of the area from 2000 BCE to the current. This moment variation includes a new preface, advent and bibliography.
Second variation. 8 texts, preface, creation, notes, word list, bibliography, net resources.

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