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A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
अ-वीचि  mfn. mfn. waveless, [L.]
See also: - वीचि
अ-वीचि  m. m. a particular hell, [Yājñ. iii, 224]; [Buddh. &c.]
See also: - वीचि

अवीचि [avīci] a.  a. Waveless.
-चिः  N. N. of a particular hell; अवीचिमन्धतामिस्रं कुम्भीपाकं तथैव च [Y.3.224.] ˚मयः a place of punishment for liars (यत्र जलमिव स्थलमश्मपृष्ठमवभासते Bhāg.)
-संशोषणः   A particular Samādhi.

Shabda-Sagara | sa  en |   | 
अवीचि  m.  (-चिः) A hell.
 mfn.  (-चिः-चिः-चि) Waveless.
E. neg. वीचि a wave.
See also: - वीचि

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
AVĪCI   One of the twentyeight hells. The following are the twentyeight hells:
(1) Raurava
(2) Sūkara
(3) Rodha
(4) Tāla
(5) Viṣāsana
(6) Mahājvāla
(7) Taptakumbha
(8) Lavaṇa
(9) Vilohita
(10) Rudhirāmbhas
(11) Vaitaraṇi
(12) Kṛmīśa
(13) Kṛmibhojana
(14) Asipatravana
(15) Kṛṣṇa
(16) Lālābhakṣa
(17) Dāruṇa
(18) Pāyavāha
(19) Pāpa
(20) Vahnijvāla
(21) Adhaśśiras
(22) Sandaṁśa
(23) Kālasūtra
(24) Tamas
(25) Avīci
(26) Śvabhojana
(27) Apratiṣṭha
(28) Aprāci. [Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṁśa 2, Chapter 6]. The hell called Avīci is described thus: “This is the hell meant for those who stand false witness, who take false oath and false name. The soldiers of Yama will push these false people into the hell of Avīci, from the top of a mount which is a hundred yojanas (league) high. The place of Avīci, like the waves of the ocean, is swelling and falling and swaying and surging always. When sinners fall there their bodies will be crumbled to pieces. Their life will enter into new bodies and then the punishment will be repeated again and again.” [Devī Bhāgavata, Skandha 8].

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