Virūḍhaka (Heavenly King)
Virūḍhaka (Sanskrit: विरूढक, Sinhala: විරෑඪ, Japanese: 増長天 Zōjō-ten, Vietnamese: 增長天 Tăng Trưởng Thiên, Chinese: 増長天 Zēngzhǎngtiān) 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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