An article that made it to the front page of Associated Content the other day. May be of interest.
Hindu Afterworlds - A Journey Across Heaven and Hell
The concepts of heaven and hell as destinations of afterlife are sometimes thought of as the exclusive domain of Abrahamic religions. However, heaven and hell are also described in the Hindu scriptures — and very colorfully and elaborately at that!
The Puranas, literally "ancient texts", form one of the main genres of Hindu scripture. They feature elaborate narrations on the teachings of the great sages, on the adventures of the great warriors, on the fierce battles of the gods and the demons, along with hosts of other phenomenal tales that defy even the greatest modern works of fantasy and fiction. Such a genre would not be perfect without magnificent afterworlds.
• A Glance at Hinduism and Abrahamic Religions
• The Universe of the Puranas
• The Worlds of Heaven
• The Earthly Plane
• The Underworlds
• Down Below — Entering Hell
• The 28 Primary Hells
• The World Beyond