Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia

Ta Prohm is a temple on the site of Angkor in Cambodia, built in the style of Bayon at the end of the twelfth century. Its name means ” grandfather Brahma ” .

Located one kilometer east of Angkor Thom, on the southern edge of East Baray , it was built during the reign of Jayavarman VII as a Buddhist monastery and university under the name Mahāyāna Rajavihara ( Monastery of the King ) .

Jayavarman VII is the only Khmer king to have built two large temples. The first two , Ta ​​Prohm was consecrated in 1186 and dedicated to the king’s family : the principal idol ( Prajnaparamita , the personification of wisdom) was modeled on her mother, while the two satellite temples in the third enclosure were one devoted to his guru (north) and the other to his older brother (south).

Then he will build Preah Khan in honor of his father, identified Lokeśvara . Great builder , it also equips Angkor many smaller buildings including Banteay Kdei and built throughout the Khmer empire of the time.Ta-Prohm-temple-Cambodia ta-prohm-ruins-062109-xl 9-ta-pohn1