• Shiva

Muaang Tum Temple

Overview


Prasat Muaang Tam is a Khmer temple in Prakhon Chai district, Buri Ram Province, Thailand. The temple is primarily in the Khleang and Baphuon styles, which date its primary phases of construction to the late 10th and early 11th centuries. The primary deity is Shiva, although Vishnu is also worshipped there.


About The Temple


Like most Khmer temples, Muaang Tam is facing towards the east and has a flat concentric plan. It has a central sanctuary and two libraries surrounded successively by an inner enclosure, ponds, and an outer enclosure. Ponds are an unusual feature of the temple, as is the central sanctuary. The sanctuary is not elevated and has its towers arranged in rows of three and two rather than in a quincunx. All except the central tower have been restored.

Kala are prominent in the lintels of the temple. They are the best available things in dating the structure, but the mix of styles makes accurate dating impossible. Several of the lintels on the outer gopurams are unfinished.


Accessibility


Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is the nearest airport.


Railways

The railway connectivity is only available from Malaysia.


Road

Buses operate from Bangkok to the other cities.


Temple Address


Muaang Tum Temple,
Prakhon Chai,
Buri Ram,
Thailand.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge
Shlokas

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.

Timings

Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM

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