One of the four worldly protectors or lokapalas, Virudhaka is the guardian of the South and king of the Khumbandas. He is traditionally represented in armour and thick boots, either standing or sitting, holding a sword in his right hand.
On the above sculpture he is shown with bare feet. The sword is protected by a sheath which he strokes it with his left hand. His cherub-like face has been painted with cold gold and pigments.
On this wooden sculpture he is depicted with thick slanted eyebrows, a moustache and a beard (painted with blue pigment).