The lower half of the view shows Indra’s vehicle Airavata, a three-headed elephant, and the upper half shows the damaged and weathered statues of Indra and devas (demigods). The south gate is symmetrical about the north-south axis, so the left and right sides of the gate are identical in design.
The city of Angkor Thom was founded in the late 12th century by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII on the western banks of the Siem Reap River. It has four gates, each built facing a cardinal direction. Of all the four gates, the south gate is relatively intact and is one of the most photographed structures in Siem Reap.
Indra Related Images
– Gods Vs. Asuras Bas-Relief – Indra Riding Airavata – Lower level gallery of the Angkor Wat Temple
– Burning of Khandava Forest – Indra Dousing the Fire Set by Agni – East Library Facade of the Banteay Srei Temple
– Indra Riding Airavata – A bas-relief on the pediment of the gopura at the entrance
– Indra with his Consort Indrani – Outer wall of the Somanathapura Keshava Temple in Karnataka, India
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