The Baphuon is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It is spotted in Angkor Thom, northwest of the Bayon. Implicit the mid-eleventh century, it is a three-layered temple mountain fabricated as the state temple of Udayadityavarman II committed to the Hindu God Shiva. It is the original of the Baphuon style.
About The Temple
The Baphuon is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It is situated in Angkor Thom, northwest of the Bayon. Worked in the mid-eleventh century, it is a three-layered temple mountain worked as the state temple of Udayadityavarman II devoted to the Hindu God Shiva. It is the paradigm of the Baphuon style. The temple appends the southern walled in area of the regal royal residence and measures 120 meters east-west by 100 meters north-south at its base and stands 34 meters tall without its tower, which would have made it approximately 50 meters tall. Its appearance clearly inspired Temür Khan's late thirteenth century emissary Chou Ta-kuan amid his visit from 1296 to 1297, who said it was 'the Tower of Bronze a genuinely amazing display, with more than ten chambers at its base.' In the late fifteenth century, the Baphuon was changed over to a Buddhist temple. A 9 meter tall by 70 meter long statue of a leaning back Buddha was based on the west side's second level, which presumably required the pulverization of the 8 meter tower above, along these lines clarifying its present nonattendance. The temple was based ashore loaded with sand, and because of its gigantic size the site was insecure all through its history. Expansive bits had likely as of now fallen when the Buddha was included. Encompassed by a divider 125 by 425 m the focal tower was most likely plated wood, which has not survived.
By the twentieth century, a significant part of the temple had to a great extent caved in, and rebuilding endeavors have since demonstrated tricky: a first exertion started in 1960 was hindered by the coming to force of the Khmer Rouge, and records of the places of the stones were lost. A 1st endeavour began in 1995 by a group of French-drove archaeologists starting at 2005 was all the while progressing, limiting guest get to. As of November 2010, incomplete guest get to was by and by permitted, however not to the focal structure.
In April 2011, following 51 years, the archeologists completed the rebuilding of the temple. Ruler Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia and Prime Minister Francois Fillon of France were among the individuals who initially visited the revamped temple amid the initiation function on July 3, 2011.
How To Reach Baphuon Temple
Regular buses ply to and forth from important cities around the region. The Nearest railhead is Siem Reap railway station. The Nearest Airport is Siem Reap International Airport.
Krong Siem Reap,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 5p.m.