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Jikoku Dhrtarashtra

The Heavenly King Jikoku.

Dhṛtarāṣṭra (धृतराष्ट्र, Japanese: 持国天 "Jikoku") 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 maintains the state" or “Watcher of the Lands”, and he his the guardian of the east.


  1. Musée Guimet

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