(Also Vaisravana or Vaisramana in India; Bishamonten more formally)

The God of dignity, defender against evil, bringer of fortune. In addition to being a part of the Shichifukujin, he is one of the Four Kings of Heaven. Often mistaken for god of war, but he is a defender only, not attacker: “the policeman of the gods.” He is also something of a god of healing.