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Watt Ek Phnom Temple


Wat Ek Phnom is an angkorian sanctuary situated on the left bank of the Sangkae River close to the Peam Aek spot roughly 13 km north of the city of Battambang in north western Cambodia. It is a Hindu sanctuary worked in the eleventh century under the standard of lord Suryavarman I. Albeit somewhat given way and plundered it is celebrated for its very much cut lintels and pediments.

About the Temple

One of the beautiful depictions demonstrating scenes from the life of Buddha that embellish the roof of Wat Ek Phnom, the pagoda alongside the antiquated prasat A colossal Buddha sits outside Ek Phnom yet is unfinished in light of the fact that there's a debate as it's higher than the first prasat .An engraving on the east entryway shows the date of development as 1027. Within display/mandapa that prompts the focal sanctuary Close up point of interest of the lintel indicating Krishna battling with two raising steeds over a fearsome looking kala .This pediment straightforwardly over the Sea of Milk lintel demonstrates Sita (left) accepting the visit of Hanuman who is bearing Rama's ring and an offer of entry to security .This pediment specifically over the Sea of Milk lintel demonstrates Sita (left) getting the visit of Hanuman who is bearing Rama's ring and an offer of section to wellbeing .This lintel indicates Shiva and his consort Uma riding the bull Nandin on top of the ever-present kala - one more of the prominent delineations on lintels to be found in Cambodia.

Legend and Stories

13km north of Battambang is Wat Ek Phnom, an astounding however to an awesome degree wrinkled haven masterminded close by a gigantic lake and is behind a contemporary 28m high Buddha statue. Fabricated in the midst of the eleventh century, to the extent anybody knows in 1029 under the standard of King Sorayak Varman II (1002-1050), today it has been generally diminished to demolish and visitors need to move over fallen workmanship and huge squares of stone to explore the grounds. In perspective of this, and its peaceful setting, Wat Ek Phnom is an undeniable prerequisite for anyone passing by the Battambang zone as it truly gives a feeling of finding an ignored haven.



Cambodia's defunct rail system is due to be regenerated by 2013. The line runs from Poipet on the Thai border through Sisophon and along the southern side of the Tonle Sap Lake to Battambang and Phnom Penh.


National Highway 5 is paved and from Battambang runs southeast to Phnom Penh and northwest to Sisophonand Poipet. At Sisophon, National Highway 6 branches off to provide paved access to Siem Reap. In a car, Phnom Penh is around 4 hr away and Sisophon can be reached in just under 1 hr. By bus, Phnom Penh takes about 5-6 hr and cost about US$4. Siem Reap takes at least 3 hr and costs $5 ($6 at a local tour provider).

Temple Address

Watt Ek Phnom Temple
Ek Phnom,


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).


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