Virūḍhaka (Heavenly King)

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The Heavenly King Zōchō.

Virūḍhaka (Sanskrit: विरूढक, Sinhala: විරෑඪ, simplified Chinese: 增长天王; traditional Chinese: 增長天王; pinyin: Zēngzhǎng tiānwāng, Japanese: 増長天 Zōjō-ten, Vietnamese: 增長天 Tăng Trưởng Thiên) is one of the Four Heavenly Kings and an important figure in Buddhist mythology. He is part of the pantheon of Esoteric Buddhism.[1]

His name means “He who enlarges” or “Patron of Growth”, and he is the guardian of the South.


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