Four Heavenly Kings
The Four Heavenly Kings (Caturmahārāja), according to Buddhist cosmology, are four dieties that reside in the lowest heavenly realm.Template:Princeton inline Each diety watches over one cardinal direction of the world. They are said to "serve as protectors of the dharma and of sentient beings who are devoted to the dharma".Template:Princeton inline
In the Sanskrit language they are called Caturmahārāja or Caturmahārājikādeva (Four Great Heavenly Kings).
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