Adhomukha

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 23 Jul 2011 07:34 and updated at 23 Jul 2011 07:34

VISHNU PURANA NOUN

vp.2.6 to the Vedhaka (piercing) hell: and the maker of lances, swords, and other weapons, to the dreadful hell called Visasana (murderous). He who takes unlawful gifts goes to the Adhomukha (or head inverted) hell; as does one who offers sacrifices to improper objects, and an observer of the stars (for the prediction of events). He who eats by himself sweetmeats mixed with his rice 5, and a Brahman who vends Lac, flesh, liquors, sesamum, or salt, or one who commits violence, fall into the hell (where matter flows, or) Puyavaha; as do they who rear cats, cocks, goats, dogs, hogs, or birds. Public performers 6, fishermen, the follower of one born in adultery, a poisoner,

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