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