the 8 quarters)
upon as seated on the Eiravata elephant, having a golden complexion, wearing a
crown, having one thousand eyes and carrying the Vajrayudha.
Fire) –presiding deity of South East – bestows a lustrous body and good
च बिभ्राणं अक्षमालां कमण्डलुम्।
रक्तं शक्तिहस्तं चकासतम्॥
shines with seven types of sparks, wears an akshamala (necklace of
beads), has a kamandalu (water
jug), is surrounded by flames, bears a red complexion and carries a sakti
(Yama, God of death) presiding deity of South- embodiment of Dharma. Bestows
good results for righteous actions
Lord of the South quarter, who puts an end (to the lives of beings), rides a
buffalo, has a staff (danda) in his hands, has a terrifying form and carries
the rope of Time (kaalapaasa).
deity of South west. Meditated upon, he
bestows freedom from enemies.
पिबन्तं राक्षसेश्वरम् ॥
Lords of Rakshasas (demons) having blood-shot eyes, riding a corpse, of
dark blue complexion like the petals of a blue lily, carrying a sword in his
hands and drinking blood.
– presiding deity of the West. He
creates rain and makes trees and plants grow and makes people happy.
an alligator, carrying nagapasa ( rope of snake), joyful, having a form of
dark red and bright like the moon.
(Vaayu) – the presiding deity of the North West – bestows longevity and
च भूतानां हरिणस्थं समीरण्म् ॥
deer, of green colour, carrying a fluttering flag and the very life of all
– presiding deity of North – bestows happiness and wealth
मनुजासीनं सगर्वं गर्वविग्रहम्।
गदाहस्तं उत्तराधिपतिं स्मरेत्॥
Lord of North, riding a human, having a
proud bearing, embodiment of pride, of golden hue and carrying a mace in
– presiding deity of North East – bestows spiritual knowledge leading to
वृषभारूढं त्रिशूलं व्यालधारिणम्।
Siva), riding a bull, carrying a trisula (trident), wearing serpents, having
a bright form as the autumnal full moon, three eyes and a blue tinge on the
neck (caused by kalakuta poison)