Virūpākṣa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Painting of Kōmokuten (Virūpākṣa), the Guardian of the West (Sinhala: විරූපාක්ශ) (one of the Four Guardian Kings). 13th century.

Virūpākṣa (simplified Chinese: 广目天王; traditional Chinese: 廣目天王; pinyin: Guǎngmù Tiānwáng, Japanese: 広目天 Kōmoku-ten) is one of the Four Heavenly Kings representing the cardinal direction of the west in Buddhist cosmology.

Korean statue of Gwangmok Cheonwang (Virūpākṣa)

His followers are the Nāga. His name means 'He who sees all'.