In the Purāṇa, one hundred and one kinds of death has been mentioned. One amongst them is the inevitable death — when Kāla (Kala; Time, or the great destroyer), is ready to exterminate the human life. Besides, there is a mention of other hundred types of death, which are called āgantukamṛtyu (agantukamrityu; stranger-death). Disease, curse, ferocious animal, poison and sorcery (abhicāra) — these are called the gateways to āgantukamṛtyu in the Purāṇa.