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Rajendravarman II

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Preceded by
Harshavarman II
941 – 944
Rajendravarman II
Emperor of Angkor

944 – 968
Succeeded by
Jayavarman V
968 – 1001

Religion: Hindu (Shaivite)
Monuments: Baksei Chamkrong Temple (completed 948)
East Mebon Temple (953)
Pre Rup Temple (961)
Bat Chum Temple
Banteay Srei Temple (967)
Phimeanakas Temple (started?)
Relatives: Uncle and first cousin of Harshavarman II (reign 941 – 944 CE)
Father of Jayavarman V (reign 968 – 1001 CE)


Rajendravarman II (Khmer: រាជេន្ទ្រវរ្ម័នទី២) wrestled power away from his cousin Harshavarman II and moved the capital back from Koh Ker to Yashodharapura (Angkor) in 944 CE.

Many scholars believe that Rajendravarman II instituted a system of centralised administration, establishing more direct control over a collection of princes who had been largely independent at their estates in the provinces.

Rajendravarman II was succeeded by his 10-year-old son, who reigned as Jayavarman V.

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