Wat Althea, additionally called Prasat Vat Althea, is a twelfth century Hindu sanctuary at Angkor, Cambodia with a dynamic Buddhist sanctuary and burial ground found near the walled antiquated structure. It is found 6 km. south of Siem Reap only west of the street prompting the Tonle Sap.
About the Temple
The sanctuary's configuration and the unmistakable style of its devata (hallowed female pictures) demonstrate that it was worked amid the rule of King Suryavarman II (around 1115-1150 AD), who additionally assembled Angkor Wat. Though lacking carvings, this laterite and sandstone sanctuary is still in comparatively great condition. It bears no engravings to permit exact dating however appears to have been built utilizing Angkor Wat structural style, which is especially clear in the towers, suggestive generally eleventh century development. This sanctuary appears to have been left unfinished as prove to a limited extent by the absence of carvings. A portion of the apsara carvings were relinquished half wrapped up. It is beside a dynamic wat of the same name. Since it is well outside the consistent sanctuary complex, it is generally un touristic. Found 7km south of town, 200m off the primary street from town to the Tonle Sap. Search for a white solid curve/sign at the side road to the wat. For a farmland dusk, take after the earth street for a kilometer or two past the wat. Palm trees and little cabins covering the street open to rice paddies and Phnom Krom skyline.
There are several ways to reach and leave from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Flying in to Seim Reap by plane is the best option. Siem Reap International Airport is the second largest airport in Cambodia. Its modern architecture is based on the traditional Khmer style. Most flights arriving at Angkor International Airport are Vietnam Airlines, which offers services from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Bangkok, Thailand or Ho Chi Minh City.
Second best option is to take a bus ride to Siem Reap. The Major Transportation companies serving this route include Phnom Penh Sorya Transport, Capitol Tours, and GST Express. Among these, Mekong Express is highly recommended by locals for its safety record. The Buses most generally are scheduled to leave in the early morning or afternoon. Night buses are also available on some routes.
Tourist, generally arrive by air, but some take a pleasurable journey to Siem Reap on cruise ships.
Prasat Vat Althea Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of Mind
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).