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Roruva

1. Roruva.– See Roruka (1).

2. Roruva.– A hell (niraya). Beings were presumably born there as a result of casting aspersions on the Dhamma (S.i.30), miserliness (e.g., J.iii.299), or adultery (J.vi.237)

Sometimes (J.v.266) two Roruvas are mentioned which the scholiast (J.v.271) explains as being Jālaroruva and Dhūmaroruva; in the first beings have red-hot flames blown into their bodies, and in the second, noxious gases (khāradhūma).

Buddhaghosa says (SA.i.64) that Jālaroruva is another name for Avīci, and that the hell (niraya) is so called because beings shout while being burnt there (aggimhi jalante punappunaṃ ravanti).

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