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  narok (hell)

 

Thailand

Representations of narok, the Buddhist hell. On the left, scenes displayed at Wat Phumin in Nan; below, cruelty displayed in the temple garden of Wat Sri Kohm Kam in Phayao. The monk floating in the air is Phra Malai.

 

One punishment for the wicked in the underworld is that they are forced to climb up the thorny trunk of a ton ngiw (fig.), naked. Other sinful people are boiled alive in a large copper kettle called kratha thong daeng.

 

  narok (hell)