Angkor Wat Temple The largest Hindu Complex

The largest Hindu Complex Angkor Wat, and the largest monument in the whole globe was constructed by the King Suryavarman II in Yasodharapura during 12th century. It served the purpose as his state temple and mausoleum. It was purely dedicated to god Vishnu and is the best-preserved temple at the site. It remained to be the religious center for both Hindus and Buddhists. Khmer architecture was being used and it has become the national symbol of the Cambodia. The visitors’ first impression of Angkor Wat is simple breath-taking and overwhelming.

It is according to many Hindus, an earthly representation of the Mountain Meru , the abode of ancient gods and the Mountain Olympus of Hinduism. The mother of all temples consists of the perfect blend of spiritual devotion and creative ambition with the aggregation of all the god-kings statues inside the building. The temple is the soul and heart of Cambodia. It is a source of a pride for the inhabitants and also a national symbol of the settlement. It has been in continuous use ever since it was built.
Angkor Wat Temple
The Angkor Wat orientation in the west direction led to the question to many scholars that it might have been a tomb. It was constructed to be seen in an anticlockwise direction. There are approximately 3000 Apsaras (heavenly nymphs) carved into the walls. There are 37 unique hairstyles for the Buddhists to check out. Due to the acid incident, many statues were being destroyed and they were being restored with the German Apsara Conservation Project.

Time, Space and Kingship are those three words and dimensions that define the meaning of existence of Angkor Wat. Hence visitors who enter the Angkor Wat through the main entrance, following the courtyard and finally reaching to the main tower in which lies the statue of Vishnu is in actual going back to the first age of the creation of the universe. It is a replica of the spatial universe with its central tower (Mt Meru) bounded by the peaks, continents and the oceans. The naga which is seven headed became a rainbow symbol of a bridge for a man to reach the abode of gods.

Per year millions of tourists, not only Hindus, travel to visit the ancient temple Angkor Wat for spiritual dedication to the gods and to enjoy the scenery.
Angkor Wat
A historical Place Angkor Wat
Night View Angkor Wat Cambodia
Inside View of Angkor Wat

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