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Dharanindravarman II

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Preceded by
Suryavarman II
1113 – 1150
Dharanindravarman II
Emperor of Angkor

1150 – 1156
Succeeded by
Yashovarman II
1156 – 1165

Religion: Mahayana Buddhist
Monuments: Beng Mealea Temple
Preah Khan of Kompong Svay
Chau Say Tevoda Temple (additions)
Banteay Samre Temple
Relatives: First cousin to Suryavarman II (reign 1113 – 1150)
Father of Jayavarman VII (reign 1181 – 1220)


Dharanindravarman II (Khmer: ធរណីន្ទ្រវរ្ម័នទី២; also titled Paramanishkalapada) was a fervent Buddhist, a first cousin of Suryavarman II and, most importantly, the father of the future Jayavarman VII, who he sent to live in the former Champa city of Vijaya that had been won during Suryavarman II’s military campaigns.

Dharanindravarman II seems to have ruled from the stronghold of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay, and it is not certain that he ever reigned in Angkor.  It is likely that he undertook an important construction programme at Preah Khan of Kompong Svay and Beng Mealea Temple, and probably made additions, including Buddhist scenes, to Chau Say Tevoda Temple and Banteay Samre Temple (two temples generally linked to the reign of Suryavarman II).

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