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Angkorian temple Banteay Srei (late 10th century) 967.<br />
Eastern face of the southern library on left.Main entrance to mandapa and central sanctuary tower with gaurdians.<br />
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.
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