A series of hells, each one being bound by three world systems (cakkavāḷa). (Cp. Sp.i.120; SNA.ii.443).
Each hell is eight thousand leagues in extent. Beings are born there as a result of heinous crimes, “like those of Coranāga or Corābhaya, both of Tambapaṇṇī-
According to the Buddhavaṃsa Commentary (BuA., p.26), Lokantara is the hell of the Asurakāyā.