A class of devas. Their world ranks among the five foremost of the rupa-worlds, the Suddhávásá (D.ii.52; iii.237; M.iii.103).
Anágámís are born in Avihá and there attain arahantship (ItA.40). Mention is made of seven persons who became arahants immediately after being born in the Avihá world: Upaka, Palaganda, Pukkusáti, Bhaddiya, Kundadeva, Báhudanti and Pingiya (MA.ii.999).
The name Avihá means "not falling from prosperity" (attano sampattiyá na háyantíti Avihá) (VibhA.521; DA.ii.480). The duration of life in Avihá is one thousand kappas (DA.iii.740). Uddhamsotas start their career from Avihá and end in Akanitthá (PsA.319; DhA.iii.289-90).
The Buddha once visited Avihá. D.ii.50-1.