802 – 835
Emperor of Angkor
835 – 877
877 – 889
|Relatives:||Son of Jayavarman II (reign 802 – 835 CE)|
Jayavarman II's son and successor, Jayavarman III reigned from 835 to 877.
Jayavarman means "victorious protector". "Jaya" literally means "victorious", and "varman", a suffix used in the reign-names of the overlords of Funan and Chenla, and throughout Cambodian history, means “armour”; hence, “protection”.
An inscription from Prasat Sak describes: "When he failed to capture a wild elephant while hunting, a divinity promised that he would secure the animal if he built a sanctuary." There are some temples dated to his reign though none said that they belonged to him. He may have begun a small construction project which was overshadowed by his successor, the more ambitious builder, Indravarman I. He died in 877, probably from chasing a wild elephant!