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Indravarman III

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Preceded by
Jayavarman VIII
1243/1270* – 1295
Indravarman III
Emperor of Angkor

1295 – 1308
Succeeded by
Indravarman IV
1308 – 1327

Religion: Theravada Buddhist
Monuments:
Relatives: Son-in-law of Jayavarman VIII (reign 1243/1270 – 1295 CE)

 

Indravarman III (Khmer: ឥន្ទ្រវរ្ម័នទី៣), also titled Srindravarman (Khmer: ស្រីន្ទ្រវរ្ម័ន) rose to power after the abdication of his father in law Jayavarman VIII, whose eldest daughter, Srindrabhupesvarachuda, he had married.

Indravarman III was a follower of Theravada Buddhism and upon his ascension to power he made it the state religion.

Early in his reign, in 1296, Angkor was famously visited by the Chinese Emissary Zhou Daguan, as related in his 'The Customs of Zhenla'.

According to legends, Indravarman III was known for his special weapon, a bat made of ironwood.



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