Questions tagged [naraka]

This is primarily a Sanskrit word. It means the underworld. The concept is present in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The concept has basically come from the Vedas. The Vedas clearly mention that the naraka is the place where the souls are sent to get rid of the sins that they have done during their life time.

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Who was the god of death before yama?

Yama is a post created for specific jeevatamans to take charge of Judgement of Jeevatmas and their karma in Bhuloka/Mrityuloka. Before Yama or Dharmaraja who was the king of Yamaloka ? Also, in which ...
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Do subtle and causal bodies have sense organs like ears, eyes, etc..?

As per my understanding, after death if I go to hell then my subtle and causal bodies will suffer and not my Atma. Death causes the cessation of gross body or the Annamaya kosha and the Pranamaya ...
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Is there a punishment in hell for people who are converted to other religions?

I want to know if there are punishments after the death of a person who have converted from Hindu to some other religion (on his own decision may be) having any punishments are waiting on the hell? ...
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Narakasura story through various Vishnu avatars

Narakasura is the son of Vishnu (varaha avatar) and Bhoodevi. He is mentioned only in Krishna avatar. So what happens in between? Was he quietly ruling all through the other avatars of Vishnu? Does ...
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What is the scriptural basis for eternal hell as Madhvas believes?

Madhva doctrine believes in eternal hellish life for some souls. If I am not wrong, they believe in creation and destruction of this worlds. Then, What exactly is 'eternal' here? What is scriptural ...
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Is stay in any of the narakas eternal?

If child is not born even after several years of trying in marriage....is there anyway to escape from punnama hell? says stay in naraka for childless is eternal or at least till pralaya. Which ...
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What is punnama naraka? How souls will be liberated from that naraka?

Heard of the naraka called punnama ...is there any description of how the naraka will be look like...how the soul in that naraka can be liberated? What are the ways to avoid that naraka
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Multiple Narakasura's in scriptures

Every Tretha yuga contains Rama and Ravana. Similarly every Dwapara yuga has Krishna. Is there any mention of multiple Narakasura across different mahayugas?