Cambodian Ancient Hindu Temple Named 8th Wonder Of The World; Details Inside

Temples have a great importance in India that there are temples in every street and locality. But do you know that the world’s largest Hindu temple is not located in India but in Cambodia. Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia is the largest Hindu temple in the world. The history of this temple is more than 800 years old.

Recently, Angkor Wat Temple of Cambodia has been declared the 8th wonder of the world. This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is located in Akroyom, Cambodia, which was called Yashodpur in ancient times. This temple was built by Hindu emperor Suryavarman II during his reign in 112-53 AD.

Source: Britannica

Angkor Wat is the world’s largest Hindu temple included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. This temple is basically dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On whose walls various incidents mentioned in various Hindu scriptures have been depicted in detail. This temple is spread over an area of ​​about 500 acres. The walls of the temple feature scenes of Devasura battle and the churning of the ocean by demons and gods. 

Initially the temple was dedicated to God Vishnu but later it eventually evolved into a Buddhist sanctuary. The central Region of this temple showcases five lotus shaped towers that symbolize symmetry and represent a sacred mountain that both Hindus and Buddhists believe in. 

This temple is established in Simrip city located on the banks of Mikang River in Cambodia. This place also remains an active Site for Buddhists who frequently visit the temple for prayers and meditation.

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