Image 74 of 177
< Prev Next >

Banteay Srei_P379.jpg

Angkorian temple Banteay Srei (late 10th century) 967.<br />
Part of the south side of the southern tower, the Mandapa and the western side of the southern library with the pediment showing Shiva with Uma while Kama fires an arrow of love. <br />
Banteay Srei temple has three sanctuary towers.The central sanctuary and the southern sanctuary were dedicated to Shiva and the northern sanctuary was dedicated to Vishnu.<br />
Banteay Srei temple is situated 20km north of Angkor, built during the reign of Rajendravarman by Yajnavaraha, one of his counsellors. In antiquity Isvarapura was a small city that grew up around the temple. Banteay Srei was dedicated to the worship of Shiva, the foundation stele describes the consecration of the linga Tribhuvanamahesvara (Lord of the three worlds) in 967.