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Udayadityavarman II

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Preceded by
Suryavarman I
1002 – 1050
Udayadityavarman II
Emperor of Angkor

1050 – 1066
Succeeded by
Harshavarman III
1066 – 1080

Religion: Hindu (Shaivite)
Monuments: Baphuon Temple
West Baray
West Mebon Temple
Relatives: Son of Suryavarman I (reign 1002 – 1050 CE)
Older brother of Harshavarman III (reign 1066 – 1080 CE)

 

Udayadityavarman II (Khmer: ឧទ័យាទិត្យវរ្ម័នទី២) built his state-temple the Baphuon Temple to honour the Hindu god Shiva, but some of the sculptures are dedicated to Buddha.  He also completed the construction of the West Baray reservoir, started by his father Suryavarman I, and built the West Mebon Temple, a raised-earth island in its centre.

During his reign, several attempted rebellions, in 1051 and 1065, were crushed by his general Sangrama.

The Sdok Kak Thom temple, located near the present day Thai town of Aranyaprathet, was also constructed during his reign.  The temple is perhaps most famous as the discovery site of a detailed inscription recounting the sequence of previous kings of Angkor.  The inscription stele is now part of the collection of the national museum in Bangkok.



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