A niraya in which stage players are born after death. Tālaputa maintained that after death they were born among the Pahāsadevi. The Buddha contradicts this and says that their rebirth is in a Niraya and not in any deva world (S.iv.305f.; ThagA.ii.156). Buddhaghosa explains (SA.iii.100) that Pahāsa is not a special Niraya but rather a section of Avīci, where beings suffer while wearing the form of singers or dancers.

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