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Virudhaka, Guardian of the South is known to increase people's wisdom, and is often shown holding a sword in his right hand.

Originally, Virudhaka was a king who wiped out Sakyamuni Buddha's clan, after being stopped by the Buddha three times.

He did so out of revenge for being mistreated by the Sakya clan when he visited them as a child.

Later on, Virudhaka becomes one of the Four Heavenly Kings, each of which leads an army of supernatural creatures who keep asuras (demons) at bay.

Virudhaka was a king:
Why Virudhaka wiped out the Buddha's clan :
The Four Heavenly Kings:

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