East Prasat Top in Cambodia is one of the small Angkor temples, otherwise called "Mangalartha" (named after the Brahmin monk Jayamangalartha to whom the sanctuary was devoted) or "Landmark 487" (the reference number in the French stock of landmarks). Situated inside the Angkor Thom City, around 300 meters south of Victory Gate, it is the last Hindu sanctuary to be worked at Angkor Although compositionally not extremely impressive (it comprises of a little destroyed holy place on a storm cellar overwrown with vegetation) this little tower is verifiably imperative and it merits incorporating it in a visit to the Angkor Thom.
Compositionally unremarkable yet verifiably essential little tower. Otherwise called 'Landmark 487' and "Mangalartha" out of appreciation for an effective friar, Jayamangalartha, who was the child of one of Jayavarman VII's Brahman ministers. Initially dispatched by Jayavarman VII, it was not blessed until 1295AD, decades after his passing. This sanctuary was the last Brahmanic sanctuary worked in the Angkor region, denoting the end of a time. Developed in the truly murky time of Hindu resurgence after the passing of Jayavarman VII.
How to Reach Cambodia
There are regular flights from Singapore, Vientiane and Ho Chi Minh City. Most of the visitors arrive by flight from Bangkok and Phnom Penh to reach Siem Reap. You can get buses and boats regularly to Siem Reap.
Cambodia is well connected with Laos, Vietnam and Thailand via roads. The most common mode of transport is bus. One can check out a number of bus services.
Other Way to Go
The passenger ferries which plying between Vietnam’s Chau Doc and the Cambodian capital can be availed to Phnom Penh.
East Prasat Top Temple,
Angkor, Siem Reap
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of Mind
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.