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Top Ten Deadliest Punishments In Hell
Where Is Hell?
Where is hell located? Either it is located in the center of the earth or located in black hole, what all religions believe is that the hell exists for sure.
The Hell, As Believed By Various Religions
Every religion has certain beliefs and ideas regarding the hell but which stays common between all religious beliefs is that the hell does really exist.
The Hinduism believes the Lord Yama as the king of hell, who initially separates the soul from the body and gives punishment to the people who have committed sins. The ten deadliest punishments given for performing the wrong deeds are summarized below
After marriage, if the wife cheats her husband, or the husband cheating her wife, then the cheater is said to be punished by Andhathamisra.
The circulation of the body in abyss is the punishment for this sin.
This punishment is for people who torture the lives of others or the people who do not help others when they are in need of medical emergency and may die shortly. The merciless people fall under this category.
In anthakoopa, the punishment is that the person will be bit by several wild animals or will be run over by animals like wild elephants and wild buffalo.
The people who lead their lives without any motive, are subjected to this punishment. When it means lack of motive, it means the people who take rest, become tired and again take rest (i.e.) completely leading a life without goal. This shall also serve as punishment for those who exhibit shameless behavior.
In this type of punishment, the person is allowed to be bit by poisonous reptiles,like snakes.
This punishment is given to people who use their official stature for getting undue advantage over others. The people acting against dharma are said to suffer from this torture.
The punishment is to submerge the person in a river called Vaitarna, which would be mixed with blood, urine and faeces
This punishment is for people who torture the other people to death.
The punishment for this sin is spanking on the life organs of the people, done by Yama Kinkaras
The people who kill others by poisoning and involving in a massacre and kill large amount of people
In this punishment, they will be tortured by wild animals.
The people defaming the elders and who are selfish suffer this punishment.
The life organs will be tortured by unknown spirits
The people who accumulate a lot of wealth by doing wrong things and those who steal others wealth are said to suffer susimuga punishment in hell
The person will be stung with sharp object like nails.
The people who are very selfish and steal everything from other’s works or people who cheat the poor for the sake of money are said to undergo Kirimibojana.
In this punishment, the insects are left to eat the body.
The people who obliterate innocent lives for food are said to suffer from Kumbipaka.
The person is roasted in hot oil.
The hell is the place where the souls suffer the consequences of the wrong deeds committed.
a) “Sheol” (Hebrew Bible), “Hades” (New Testament) are considered as hell.
b) “Gehenna” in New Testament is depicted as a place where body and soul is destroyed.
The definition of hell by Roman Catholic Church
"a state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed." People die in sin when they fail to accept the merciful love from God. The souls are said to pass to hell either through particular judgement (immediately after death) or general judgement.
“The Garden of Delights” was a manuscript made by Herrad of Landsberg. She was an Alsatian nun and she was the author of the encyclopedia “The Garden of Delights”, also known as “Hortus Deliciarum”. She became abbess in 1167, in Hohenberg Abbey in Vosges mountains.
This is the picture of hell as portrayed in the Hortus Delicarium
In Islam, the gate of hell is guarded by Maalik. In Islam, hypocrisy is considered to be the deadliest of sins.
The image of Prophet Mohammed visiting hell along with Gabriel and Buraq to witness the “shameless women” punished for exposing their hair to the strangers.
According to Buddhism, the hell is described as Naraka. Buddha teaches about hell in Devaduta Sutta. The Mahayana Sutra describes the sufferings in the hell.
This is a cloth painting representing the seven levels of Jain hell. It also describes the sufferings undergone in every stage.
The soul is said to take birth in Naraka as a result of previous karma and stays there until karma has reached full result.
After the use up of karma, the soul takes rebirth in another higher world.
In Jainism,killing or causing pain with passion is said to be a major sin.Also excess attachments to things thus performing cruel acts are also considered as sinful actions.