Banteay Srei: East-facing facade of the south sanctuary tower

East-facing facade of the south sanctuary tower located inside the inner enclosure of the Bantaey Srei Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

East-facing facade of the south sanctuary tower located inside the inner enclosure of the Bantaey Srei Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

East-facing facade of the south sanctuary tower
The south sanctuary tower is inside the inner enclosure of the Bantaey Sei Temple located 16 miles northeast of Siem Reap, Cambodia. It has multi-level pediments. The bottom pediment depicts Shiva and his consort Parvati (a.k.a Uma) sitting on his vehicle Nandi. The lintel shows Indra riding his vehicle Airavata, a three headed elephant. The doorway is beautifully decorated. On both sides of the door, devatas are guarding the door and in the front two dwarapalakas (guardians of the door) guard the door. The entrance to this structure is on this facade and the facades on the other three sides have false doors.

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