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God of Warriors; one who hears everything; lord of the north; chief among guards of four compass directions; bestows treasures, heals illness, expels demons

Bishamon
Bishamonten
Tamonten
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毘沙門
毘沙門天
多聞天

Píshāmén
Pishamen
P'i-sha-men
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毘沙門

Vaisravana
Vaiśravaṇa
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वैश्रवण

Bisamun
Pisamun
Damun Cheonwang
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비사문

Nam to se
Rnam thos sras
Namthöse

BISHAMONTEN LARGE WOOD STATUE
PRICE = $599
+ $40 Shipping x 5% Tax = GRAND TOTAL $670.95


Bishamonten = Japanese reading based on Chinese characters
Jp. = Bishamonten, Ch. = Píshāmén. Beautifully & intricately carved statue. His moniker is "One Who is All Knowing" and "Dispenser of Wealth and Good Fortune." Bishamonten is also one of the Shitennō (Four Heavenly Kings) who protect the four compass directions and guard Buddhism against evil. He protects the north, and is associated with winter, black, earth, and wealth. In mainland Asia, however, he typically represents the color yellow. He stands atop a demon (Jp. = Jyaki) to symbolize his power to defeat evil.

  • Large and intricately carved statue
  • Wood = Zelkova (Japanese = Keyaki Wood)
  • Size = H 35 cm x Front-to-Back 7.3 cm x Side-to-Side 14 cm
  • Tamonten 多聞天; Skt = Vaiśravaṇa
  • For more details, see Bishamon Background Notes

Bishamonten (aka Tamonten, of the Shitenno)


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Bishamonten, aka Tamonten (North)
Guards the North (views of front, sides, back)

Bishamonten, aka Tamonten (North)
Guards the North (closeup)


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