Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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One of the purgatories. It is next to the Mahāniraya, and is the habitation of needle-mouthed creatures who rip away the skin, flesh, tendons, etc., of the victim and then devour his marrow (M.iii.185; J.vi.8; SNA.ii.481).
Those who insult their parents are born in this purgatory. DhA.iv.34.