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12 Deva Guardians

Bonten (Skt. = Brahmā); Upper Direction; Heaven Deva Taishakuten (Skt. = Indra, Indira); East; Lord of the Deva Suiten (Skt. = Varuna); West; Water Deva Bishamonten or Tamonten (Skt. = Vaiśravana); North; Wealth Enmaten (Skt. = Yama); South; Underworld Deva Katen (Skt. = Agni); Southeast, Fire Deva Rasetsuten (Skt. = Raksasa); Southwest; Demons Ishanaten (Skt. = Isana, Maheśvara, Śiva); Northeast Futen (Skt. = Vayu); Northwest; Wind Deva Nitten (Skt. = Aditya); Sun Deva Gatten (Skt. = Candra); Moon Deva Jiten (Skt. = Prthivi); Downward Direction; Earth Deva Cited from Website: Tenbu 12 Devas Up Bon, Heaven Brahman Bonten East Taishaku Indra Taishakuten is Leader of the Gods SE Ka, Agni South Emma, Yama SW Rasatsu, Nairiti, Raksasa W Sui, Varuna Sui-ten = Water deva NW Fu, Marut, Vayu N Bishamon, Kubera, Vaisravana. He is said to live half way down Sumeru accompanied by Yasha (Yaksa) and Rasetsu (Rakasasa) NE Ishana, Isana =Siva Nit Sun, Surya, Aditya Gat Moon, Candra Ji Earth, Prihivi, Downward Direction
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