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Khmer sculptures: Left: Statue of Vishnu, pre-Angkor style (6th century). Right: Statue of Vishnu,Angkor period (middle of 11th century) [Source: George Coedes, 1962, The Making of South East Asia, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, Plate IX]
Vishnu with four hands, two hands carrying s'ankha and cakra. Part of NW corner pavilion which also depicts Krsna and Gopis.
Vishnu on the shoulders of Garuda, NW corner pavilion (together with narrative of Krishna bringing back Mount Maniparvata)
Matanga Paramesvara Tantra: Nepalese-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project (NGMCP)
Source: Surama Dasgupta, 1955, A history of Indian philosophy: Southern schools of Śaivism, Cambridge University Press
This monograph seeks to establish that Angkor Wat temple was a temple in the Pancaratra tradition, a temple for Vishnu -- Vrah Vishnulok (Sacred Abode of Vishnu), presiding deity Vishnu, to whom the temple complex is dedicated. In the 13th century the Khmers embraced Buddhism and King Jayavarman VII absorbed Bauddham Wat into Vrah Vishnuloka. That is why these temples are inclusive of Hindu dharma and Bauddha dhamma traditions of worship.
The traditions have found expression in the annual festivals for ancestor worship.
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