Dvarapala is a guardian statue which can be found in many Hindu and Buddhist temples/holy sites. In Indonesian ancient temples, usually a pair of dvarapala statues guard the entrance to the temple. Traditionally they are portrayed as scary-looking creatures, holding a club and with fat belly.
Dvarapala can also be found in Hindu/Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia and India. However, the posture of dvarapala varies in every region, influenced by local culture and interpretation of how a dvarapala should look like. Below are typical dvarapala statues in Indonesia.
Related Post: The Great Heritage of An Ancient Javanese Kingdom