Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs

The Gallery of Bas-reliefs, surrounding the first level of Angkor Wat, contains 1,200 square meters (12,917 square feet) of sandstone carvings. The relief covers most of the inner wall of all four sides of the gallery and extend for two meters (seven feet) from top to bottom.

The few pictures below cannot convey the power of the continuous visual narrative of myth and history and serve just as examples.

1. Battle of Kurukshetra

No sāṅkhya and yoga but carnage and massacre

2. Ravana Shaking Mount Kailash

3. Women Dancing and Sitting

4. Glorious Deeds of the King Suryavarman II, the Builder of Angkor Wat

5. Judgement of the Dead by Yama, Heaven and Hells

The sinners are tortured; the righteous are served

6. Churning the Ocean

The churning produces an elixir of immortality, over which the gods (devas) and the demons (the asuras) are in dispute


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