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In Hinduism, they are the eight deities who are considered as “guardians of the world” governing the eight points of the compass: 1. Indra, east; 2. Agni, southeast; 3. Yama, south; 4. Sūrya, southwest; 5. Varuna, west; 6. Vāyu, northwest; 7. Kubera, north; and 8. Soma, northeast.

Theosophical literature equates these lokapālas with the LIPIKAS or Mahārājas, the recorders of karmic deeds.

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