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People in Naraka have to have bodies, because some of the names of the Narakas imply eating something like Krimibhakṣa (worms) or Śvabhojana (dogs). You could argue they mean eaten by the thing, but that would also mean a body. It does not really make sense for souls to need food by themselves.


All of us go through millions of births in sub-human forms before getting human form. So animals ultimately get a human body. Animals don't go to heaven or hell or attain moksha. Only humans can go to heaven or hell or attain moksha. In the eighty four lacs of bodies of creatures one does not acquire true knowledge anywhere unless one is born as a man. Here,...

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