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|Date:||11th century CE|
|King:||Udayadityavarman II (reign 1050 – 1066 CE)|
|Cult:||Hindu (Shaivite, Vishnuite)|
The causeway leading to the centre of the monument ends with a nilometre – a two-metre deep pit in the shape of an inverted linga. During the rainy season, the water level in the baray rose until it filled up the pond located within the West Mebon. The water then made its way to the linga through a small channel, indicating that water contained in the baray had reached a proper level – it was time to irrigate the paddy fields with the baray's waters that had been ‘fertilised’ by their contact with the linga.