The Four Heavenly Kings are four Buddhist gods, each of whom watch over one cardinal direction of the world. In the ancient language Sanskrit, they are called the “Chaturmahārāja” (चतुर्महाराज) or “Chaturmahārājikādeva”: “Four Great Heavenly Kings”. The Hall of Four Heavenly Kings is a standard component of Chinese Buddhist temples.
All four Kings serve Śakra, the lord of the devas of Trāyastriṃśa. They vowed to protect the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Buddha’s followers from danger. In Chinese Buddhism, all four of the heavenly kings are regarded as four of the Twenty Devas (二十諸天 Èrshí Zhūtiān) or the Twenty-Four Devas (二十四諸天 Èrshísì zhūtiān), a group of Buddhist dharmapalas who manifest to protect the Dharma.
Vessavana – Vaiśravaṇa (Kubera) – he who hears everything – Symbol: umbrella – north
Virūlhaka – Virūḍhaka – he who causes to grow – Symbol: sword – south
Dhatarattha – Dhṛtarāṣṭra – he who upholds the realm – Symbol: pipa – east
Virūpakkha – Virūpākṣa – he who sees all – Symbol: stupa / naga – west
Vessavana – 4.5″ x 6.25″ x 9.5″
Virūlhaka – 5″ x 6.5″ x 9.5″
Dhatarattha – 4″ x 6″ x 9.5″
Virūpakkha – 4.5″ x 6.25″ x 9.5″
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