Angkor Wat-The World’s Largest Temple

While many world-famous temples are located in India, the world’s largest religious monument and temple is located in Cambodia. With Lord Vishnu as main deity, Angkor Wat temple (originially as ‘Vrah VishnuLok’) is considered as the largest temple religious monument in the world and also as the heart and soul of Cambodia. Built by Suryavarman II of Khmer Empire in the 12th century in Yashodharapura, as the earthly representation of sacred Mt. Meru, the temple is spread at 162 hectares and the main deity is measured 3.25 mts i.e. 10.6 ft in height, with eight arms each holding weapons. According to a Chinese traveler, the temple was said to have built in a single night by a divine architect and sandstone was the main building material used.

Temple Highlights:

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Author: Punyakshetram

Interested in covering pilgrimage-centric stories and interesting facts about various Hindu temples across the world.

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