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Sixteen hells

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The sixteen hells are the Eight Hot Hells and the Eight Cold Hells.

Eight Hot Hells

Eight Hot Hells (Skt. aṣṭa uṣṇa naraka; Tib. ཚ་དམྱལ་བརྒྱད Wyl. tsha dmyal brgyad)

  1. Reviving Hell (Skt. saṃjīva; Wyl. yang sos)
  2. Black Line Hell (Skt. kālasūtra; Wyl. thig nag)
  3. Rounding Up and Crushing Hell (Skt. saṃghāta; Wyl. bsdus ‘joms)
  4. Howling Hell (Skt. rāurava; Wyl. ngu ‘bod)
  5. Great Howling Hell (Skt. mahāraurava; Wyl. ngu ‘bod che ba)
  6. Heating Hell (Skt. tāpana; Wyl. tsha ba)
  7. Intense Heating Hell (Skt. pratāpana; Wyl. rab tu tsha ba)
  8. Hell of Ultimate Torment (Skt. avīci; Wyl. mnar med)

Eight Cold Hells

The Eight Cold Hells (Wyl. grang dmyal brgyad) are the:

  1. Hell of Blisters (chu bur can)
  2. Hell of Burst Blisters (chu bur rdol ba)
  3. Hell of Clenched/Chattering Teeth (so tham pa)
  4. Hell of Lamentations (a chu zer ba)
  5. Hell of Groans (kyi hud zer ba)
  6. Hell of Utpala-like Cracks (utpala ltar gas pa)
  7. Hell of Lotus-like Cracks (padma ltar gas pa)
  8. Hell of Great Lotus-like Cracks (padma chen po ltar gas pa)

Source

RigpaWiki:Sixteen hells