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The Heavenly King Zōchō.

Dhṛtarāṣṭra (Sanskrit: विरूधक, Japanese: 増長天 Zōchō-ten, Chinese: 増長天 Zengchangtian) 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 his the guardian of the South.


  1. Musée Guimet
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