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8 Guardians

Eight guardians or Dikpal:

1. Indra (Thunder) for Purva
2.. Agni (Fire) for Agneya
3. Nairiti for Nairitya
4. Yama (Death) for Dakschin
5. Varun (Sky) for Paschim
6. Vayu (Wind) for Vayu
7. Kubera (the guardian of wealth) for Utta
8. Ishan for Ishan.

Indra, Agni, Nairiti, Yama, Varun, Vayu, Kubera, Ishan

Kubera
North
Uttar (udIci)

Vayu (Vaayu) Ishan (Eesaanya)
Northwest Northeast
Vayu (Isanii, Prithivi) Ishan


Varuna(Varun) Indra
West East
Paschim (pratici) Purva (PrAci)

Niruthi Agni
Southwest Southeast
Nairitya Agneya
Yama
South
Dakshin (DakSinA)

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