Hindu Hell: Visions, Tours and Descriptions of the Infernal Otherworld, Second Edition (Hell-on-Line E-Books) Eileen Gardiner

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Published: November 16th 2013

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Hindu Hell: Visions, Tours and Descriptions of the Infernal Otherworld, Second Edition (Hell-on-Line E-Books) by Eileen Gardiner
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In the long tradition of Hindu literature there was a significant development in the concept of hell from the period of the Vedas (c.1500–1000 BCE) through the period of the Puranas (c.300–1500 CE). The earliest descriptions are vague, particularlyMoreIn the long tradition of Hindu literature there was a significant development in the concept of hell from the period of the Vedas (c.1500–1000 BCE) through the period of the Puranas (c.300–1500 CE). The earliest descriptions are vague, particularly in terms of topography, alluding only to an underground, dark, putrid place for punishing sinners.

Later descriptions calculate the huge dimensions, and designate almost innumerable subdivisions, of hell.Hell descriptions have been collected here from eight Hindu texts:The Rig-VedaAtharva-Veda [Veda of the Wise and the Old]The MahabharataThe RamayanaThe Markandeya PuranaThe Vamana PuranaThe Padma PuranaThe Agni Purana.This work is published in conjunction with the websitewww.Hell-on-Line.org, which presents a comprehensive collection of materials on the more than 100 visions, tours and descriptions of the infernal otherworld from the cultures of the world from 2000 BCE to the present.

This second edition contains a new preface, introduction and bibliography.Second Edition. Eight texts, preface, introduction, notes, glossary, bibliography, web resources.



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