figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Virupaksa, Guardian of the West and king of the serpent gods, seated in lalitasana with left knee upwards. Red complexion with moustache and small beard, holding a golden container before his chest. Wears a jewelled crown with panelled brim and jewel above forehead and circular ear rings; white scarf around neck; decorative red robe with green scarf and white lower garment. On a single lotus throne with petals in relief pointing upwards.

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