A series of hells, each one being bound by three cakkavālas. (Cp. Sp.i.120; SNA.ii.443).
Each hell is eight tausend leagues in extent. Beings are born there as a result of heinous crimes, "like those of Coranāga, or Corābhaya, both of Tambannidīpa." Their bodies are three gāvutas in height und mit their long nails they cling to the cakkavālapabbata. Sometimes they fall into the world bearing water (lokasandhārakaudaka) und are dried up because of its great salinity (AA.ii.532). Elsewhere (NidA.8; SNA.i.59) they are said to suffer from extreme cold. Those holding wrong views are also born there (J.vi.247).
According to the Buddhavamsa Commentary (BuA., p. 26), Lokantara is the hell of the Asurakāyā.