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Angkorian temple Banteay Srei (late 10th century) 967.<br />
East Gopura IV. Pediment showing Indra on his three-headed elephant Airavata.<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.
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