thillaud at UNICE.FR
Wed Feb 11 08:42:44 UTC 1998
>Indra is the LokapAla of the east direction. The directions are generally
>surveyed starting from the east and clockwise. In Tantric ritual texts one
>often sees the expression indrAdI"sAnaparyantam meaning "from east to
>north-east" (ex. AjitAgama XXIX.195). In this way indrAdayaH surAH may be
Thanks. That seems a good explanation but open an other request.
The MMW dictionary (s.v. lokapAla) gives, refering to Mn.V,96, the list:
NW: pavana or vAyu
NE: soma or candra
and he gives the variants nirRti for SW and IzAnI or pRthivI for NE.
This list seems without any structure. How it is theologically
explained? I can't believe the choice was randomly made!
Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France
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