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Directions in Hindu tradition (Diśa, Disha or Dik) and the  deities that rule the directions

East
(Pūrva, Prāchi, Prāk in Sanskrit)  - Indra
West 
(Paścima, Pratīchi, Apara) - Varuṇa
North
(Uttara, Udīchi) - Kubera
South
(Dakshina, Avāchi) - Yama
North-East
(Īśānya) - Īśāna
South-East
(Āgneya) - Agni
North-West
(Vāyavya) - Vāyu
South-West
(Nairṛti) - Nirṛti
Zenith
(above) (Ūrdhva) - Brahmā
Nadir
(below) (Adho) - Viṣṇu

Asta Dikpalas are the eight deities ruling over the eight quarters of the universe. Though frequently mentioned, they are rarely worshipped. In Hinduism it is traditional to represent their images on the walls and ceilings of Hindu temples.
Source: http://hinduonline.co/HinduReligion/Gods/AstaDikpalas.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardians_of_the_directions


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