In Hinduism, Ashtadikpalas, or Ashta Dik Palas, are the eight deities that guard the eight quarters of the world. They are popularly known as Dikpalas – the protectors of the quarters – or Lokpalas – the protectors the world. They are also mentioned as the guardian deities of the sky. The Ashta Dikpalas are mentioned in the following order:
South East – Agni on Mesha (the male goat).
South – Yama on Mahisha (the male buffalo).
South West – Nirurti on Ashwa (horse).
West – Varuna on Makara (the crocodile).
North – Kubera on
North East – Isana on Vrishbha (bull)