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8 Directions

8 Points of Compass

The eight directions or Dik: Alternatives

1. Uttar North udIcI
2, Ishan North-East
3. Purva East PrAcI
4. Agneya South-East
5. Dakschin South DakSinA
6. Nairitya South-West
7. Paschim West pratici
8. Vayu North-West Isani or Prithivi

quarter or region pointed at , direction , cardinal point RV. AV. S3Br. &c. (four in number , viz. {prAcI} , east ; {dakSiNA} , south ; {pratici} , west ; and {udIcI} , north AV. xv , 2 , 1 AsvGr. iv , 8 &c. ; Sometimes a 5th , {dhruvA} AV. iii , 9 , 15 S3Br. ix , 4 , 3 , 10 ; and a 6th , {UrdhvA} AV. iii , 27 , 1 S3Br. xiv , 6 , 11 , 5 ; and a 7th , {vy-adhvA} AV. iv , 40 , l S3Br. ix , 5 , 2 , 8 ; but oftener 8 are given i.e. the 4 cardinal and the 4 intermediate quarters , S.E. , S.W.N. W. , and N. E. Mn. i , 13 [cf. {upa-}] ; and even a 9th , and 10th , {tiryak} or {adhas} and {Urdhvam} S3Br. vi , 2 , 2 , 34 MBh. i ,
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