769 – North-East in Hindu faith

Why is the North-East considered important in the Hindu Faith?

Many people want to know why our temples are built facing the North-east and also why we try to place our alters in the same directions. Shiva lives on Mount Kailash, which is in the north and the north is identified by the Pole Star as a symbol of permanence. Surya the Sun God rises in the East. The Sun enables growth. Therefore, the North-East is a combination of permanence and growth. We desire everything and therefore we place our deities in the North-East.

I want to mention that I owe thanks and gratitude to Devdutt Pattanaik, who is a Hindu Mythologist. I consult his books frequently and my dear ones then I can share information with you all.

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