In the previous episode, we had commenced Sage Paraashara’s accord on the “Naraka Lokha”. If we would have thought that there was only one “Naraka Lokha”, we’ve been mistaken. There are 32 different “Naraka Lokhas” in this world and Sage Paraashara gives a detailed description about all the thirty-two. We had seen the different names of the various Naraka Lokhas in yesterday’s episode, and we shall continue with this discussion further today. Of course, I’ve just mentioned only one half of the list yesterday here, and by this time, readers would have started feeling jittery thus, “Oh wow! Is it a necessity that we should even know all of these? Isn’t this extremely scary? Would we get a good sleep at night after reading through all of these?” These are some valid concerns, but there is a reason why Sage Paraashara is explaining this upfront. He himself is explaining it in the subsequent slokas.
Here, Sage Paraashara explains the reason thus, to Sage Maithreya. He says, “Oh Maithreya! You should understand here that for each type of sin that we do, there are separate “Naraka Lokhas” for each of them! Now let me tell you for which sin you would reach which Naraka Lokha.” Sage Paraashara drops the bombshell thus:
“Kootasaakshi tathaa samyah paksha pasadena ruravadeth!”
If someone is giving a biased verdict by hiding the truth and protecting the evil, he / she would enter into the “Rourava Naraka Lokha”. All my dear friends in the “pervertedly famed” Indian Judiciary should read this carefully – If a judge (Also referred to in India as “My Lord” – I seriously wonder if there can be any other Jeevatma equivalent to Bhagawan in this world) allegedly involves in corruption and protects a criminal, against an honest and a legitimate person, he / she would be subjected to some “royal treatment” at this “Naraka Lokha”. Now – What is this royal treatment there? In this Lokha, there is this animal by name “Ruru”. Yama-Dharma-Raja would ensure that this “My Lord” would be made to be bitten by this “Ruru” animal. This animal bite would be 100 times more painful than even a snake bite in this world. We can see what kind of royal treatment that our “My Lords” would be getting at the “Rourava Naraka Lokha”, if they’re allegedly protecting “Adharma”. I hope, atleast if few of them get to read this, they might rethink their strategy of giving verdicts. I do not want to comment anymore on our judiciary, because it is already shamed and named by many today. Hope this would be an eye-opener for those who take “pride” in being part of this (perhaps the most) rotten system in India.
Moving on with the next one thus, Sage Paraashara explains the next Naraka Lokha called “Brunaha”. He says thus,
“Broonaha purahantaacha gognashca muni sapthama!!”
If anyone allegedly causes harm to a cow, or if anyone destroys a womb wherein the child is growing – Be it an animal or a human being, Sage Paraashara explains that these people would be repeatedly buried under a heap of foul-smelling mud for a long duration of time. This again, is a wake-up-call for all our “friends” who take immense pride in killing an innocent cow. I hope this would again be an eye-opener for those elements who take lot of pleasure in causing harm to animals.
Next, Sage Paraashara explains that if anybody consumes excessive alcohol or drugs, or if anybody abducts and abuses Brahmins, or if anybody steals gold from someone, they would be subjected to some “royal treatment” at the “Sookara Naraka Lokha”. Here, the treatment is very simple – There would be a herd of wild boars or pigs. All these wild animals would pounce on us and would thrash us left, right and center. Just like how this fellow thrashed a cow to death, he would be thrashed by these pigs and boars. Just like how this fellow thrashed innocent Brahmins and abducted their property, he would be thrashed mercilessly and with perhaps 10-15 times greater intensity by these wild animals together. Subsequently, Sage Paraashara explains thus,
“Prayaathi narakeyashca thai samsargam upaithicha!
Raajanna vaishya hantaacha tathaiva guru kalpakaha!!”
If a disciple acts in the wrong way towards his / her Guru (Teacher) and his / her wife, this person goes into the “Naraka Lokha” called “Tapta Kunda”. Now, what is the royal treatment here? There would be a big crater or a hole in the middle and this hole would have burning fire in it. Yama Dharma Raja would be so “kind enough” to take us and drop us into this burning fire. We’ve to also burn along with the burning fire there. Thus, if a person insults his / her teacher, we’ve to be facing such kinds of punishment at the “Tapta Kunda” Lokha.
So for today, let us understand and digest these points. I’m sure many readers would have started feeling jittery already! So let us take this a bit slowly! We shall wait till the next episode to witness the continuation of this important accord on the “Naraka Lokha”. Stay tuned! 🙂