Haw par villa

Today Bernice, Karen, Leonard, RuiMin, Marcus, Nelson and Me went to Haw par villa, Below is the explanation of what is going to happen when you go to hell if you are evil.

First court of hell - Yama: King QinGuang

In the First Court of Hell, King QinGuang conducts preliminary trials and each prisoner is judged according to his deeds in his past life. The "good" are distinguished from the "evil" and the King recommends appropriate reward or punishment. Punishment is then carried out in the various Courts.

Those with Virtuous conduct in their past life will be led over the "Golden Bridge" to reach paradise.

Those whose past good deeds outweigh crimes committed will be sent to the "Silver Bridge" to reach paradise.
Those who were evil doers in their past life will be sent to repent before the "Mirror of Retribution" and then taken to a subsequent Court of Hell to be punished.

Second court of hell - Yama: ???
Sorry, As I did not take note of it.

Third court of hell - Yama: King SongDi
  • Ungratefulness
  • Disrespect to elders
  • Escape from prison
  • Drug addicts and traffickers
  • Tomb robbers
  • Urging people into crime and social unrest
  1. Heart cut out
  2. Tied to red hot copper pillar and grilled
Fifth court of hell - Yama: King YanLuo
  • Plotted another's death for his property or money
  • Money lenders with exorbitant interest rates
  1. Thrown onto a hill of knives
Sixth court of hell - Yama: King PienCheng
  • Cheating
  • Cursing
  • Abducting others
  • Misuse of books
  • Possession of pornographic material
  • Breaking written rules and regulations
  • Wasting food
  1. Thrown onto a tree of knives
  2. Body sawn into two
Seventh court of hell - Yama: King TaiShan
  • Rumour mongers
  • Sowing discord among family members
  • Rapists
  • Driving someone to their death
  1. Tongue pulled out
  2. Thrown into wok of boiling oil
Eighth courth of hell - Yama: King Dushi
  • Lack of filial obedience
  • Causing trouble for parents or family members
  • Cheating during examinations
  • Harming others to benefit oneself
  1. Intestines and organs pulled out
  2. Body dismembered
Ninth court of hell - Yama: King PingDeng
  • Robbery
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • And other unlawful conduct
  • Neglect of the old and the young
  1. Head and arms chopped off
  2. Crushed under boulders
Tenth court of hell - Yama: King ZhuanLun
In the Tenth Court, there is the "Wheel of Reincarnation" and the Pavilion of Forgetfulness"("Men-Po" Pavilion).

After serving their sentences, prisoners arrive at the Tenth Court where King Zhuanglun passes final judgement. The prisoners are then brought to the "Pavilion of Forgetfulness" where an old lady "Men Po" Hands them a cup of magic tea which on drinking, makes them forget their past lives.

They will then go throught the "Wheel of Reincarnation". Depending on the prisoner's past life, he would either be reborn either as a human or an animal. Some would be reborn into a life of ease and comfort while others into sorrow and suffering.

Most pictures below are credited to nelson hoon