Japanese Visravana The Heaven King), Guimet Museum

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Vaiśravaṇa is one of the Four Heavenly Kings, and is considered an important figure in Japanese Buddhism.'Son of He who has Heard Many Things'. Guardian King of the North and leader of the yakshas. Wearing golden armour, Vaishravana protected the gods from the asuras (demi-gods). Vaishravana now occupies the highest position among the Four Guardian Kings and specifically protects Shakyamuni’s Vinaya teachings, protecting those who practice shila (self-discipline).

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