Archive for November, 2010

  • Bayon Temple: Blend of Buddhism and Hinduism
    Bayon Temple: Blend of Buddhism and Hinduism
    This is the top most attraction in one of the most beloved ancient cities in Cambodia – Angkor Thom. Nestled to the north of the Angkor Wat temple, the splendid Bayon temple is dedicated to the Buddhism making it a sacred place of worship for the Buddhists. However, surprisingly, it also has unveiled the aspects of Hindu mythology as well their understanding of the cosmic world. Rising precisely in the center of the walled town, the temple was erected by the King Jayavarman VII in 1190 A.D. It is not only this 12th century that is sacred; it is also the city of Angkor Thom that is constructed to reveal a symbolic scene. The rim of the city forms a square layout whose each side is parallel in each of the four directions and the central location of the temple within it denotes the intersection of the Earth and paradise. But, what  [...]
    Posted at November 1st, 2010 at 12:11 am