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Kutishvara Temple

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Date: Early 9th century – mid 10th century CE
Style: Preah Ko (central tower), Pre Rup (other towers)
King: Jayavarman II, Rajendravarman II (reign 944 – 968 CE)
Cult: Hindu

 

Kutishvara Temple (or Kutisvara, Khmer: ប្រាសាទកុដិស្វរៈ) is a small brick temple to the north of Banteay Kdei Temple, consisting of three towers in ruined condition.

It has two beautiful lintels featuring Brahma and a simplified Churning of the Ocean of Milk.

It is the site of Kuti, mentioned in the stele of Sdok Kok Thom in connection with Jayavarman II in the early 9th century CE.  An inscription found on a stone reused for the building of nearby Banteay Kdei Temple mentions dedication to Shiva and the erection of two statues of Vishnu and Brahma by Shivacarya, one of Rajendravarman II's priests, in the 10th century CE.

The three towers represent the Trimurti of Brahma, Vishnu, and the central tower dedicated to Shiva.

 

Map of Kutishvara Temple


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