Phnom Kulen: One thousand lingas carved on the Kbal Spean riverbed

One thousand lingas carved on the Kbal Spean riverbed

One thousand lingas carved on the Kbal Spean riverbed

One thousand lingas on the riverbed
The image shows a grid of lingas carved on the sandstone riverbed of the Kbal Spean River that flows through the Phnom Kulen National Park located 30 miles north of Siem Reap in Cambodia.

The Kbal Spean River is known as the Sahasralinga River (River of One Thousand Lingas) because of the hundreds of lingas carved on its sandstone riverbed. Note: Sahasra means a thousand in Sanskrit. The linga is a symbol of Shiva, one of the Hindu Trinity.

As you can see from the image, the lingas are carved within rectangular blocks and positioned to form a grid. There are other sculptures carved on the riverbed as well as on the nearby rocks.

Related Pages
Phnom Kulen National Park
Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei
Tonlé Sap, Cambodia
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