Cosmogony of Hell and the neither regions ||57||
1-2Hari said: -Twenty-seven thousand yojanas is the exlent of the earth and ten thousand and one is that of the nether region. O bull-emblemed deity, Atala, Vitala, Nitala, Gabhastiman, Mahakshya, Sutala and Agra are the seven Patalas.
3Krishna (dark-blue), Suklarna (white as sun), Pita (yellow), Sarkara and Sailakancana are the lands there where the Daityas and serpents reside.
4-7In the terrific insular continent of Puskara are situate the hells. Hear their names. They are Rourava, Sukara, Rodha, Tala, Visasana, Mahajvala, Taptakumbha, Lavaina, Vimdhita, Rudhira, Vaitarani, Krimisa, Krmibhojana, Asipatravana, Krishna, the terrific hell Nabhaksa, Puyavaha, Papa, Vanhijvala, Krishnsutra, Tama, Avici, Svabhojana, Apratishta, Ushavici.
8The sinners who administer poison, use weapons and set fire, are wasted there. O Rudra, the various lokas or regions are situate one over another.