Banteay Srei: Vali – Sugriva Fight

Vali - Sugriva fight depicted on the west side gopura of the middle enclosure of the Banteay Srei Temple, Cambodia

Vali – Sugriva fight depicted on the west side gopura of the middle enclosure

Vali – Sugriva fight
The image shows the east-facing side of the gopura situated on the west side of the middle enclosure of the Banteay Srei Temple, which is located 16 miles northeast of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The pediment of the gopura depicts the fight between the brothers Vali and Sugriva and Rama on the right is trying to help Sugriva. Many Hindu temples in India and Southeast Asia portray this popular theme.

The lintel depicts an unknown deity riding Kāla (Time in Sanskrit), the time monster typically associated with Shiva.

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