Bayon..Abode of Brahma

Indian Marvels Abroad…

The serene face of Brahma

The serene face of Brahma

Bayon,the abode of Brahma

By Jayavarman VII

Many of the 200 & odd BRahmas of Bayon!

Many of the 200 & odd BRahmas of Bayon!

Face resembles Brahma.

The beautiful face of BRahma from inside the Temple!

The beautiful face of BRahma from inside the Temple!

There are more than 200 faces all over the area with an abode for Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva in the centre with an Octagonal base.

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Interpretations that this face resembles Budhdha’s and hence Jayavraman designed this only in his converted Budhist Faith doesn’t hold appeal to some researchers like Freeman in his book Ancient Angkor.

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Freeman argues that the temple is built in such a way that the top portion resembles Linga,centre resembles Brahma and the base with a square resembles Vishnu..

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About s.rajah iyer

An MBA.. Interested in writing,Reading..Indian Philosophy
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