Researchers figure out the carvings on the gallery of Angkor Wat temple are associated with four eras of Hinduism

Published on 18 May 2017 12:13 PM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

Because Angkor Wat temple was built as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu, so many carvings described in the Hindu story, especially regarding to god Vishnu and depict about the evolution of the universe. Mr. Ea Darith, Researcher and Deputy Director of Angkor International Center for Research and Documentation of APSARA, believes that all eight scenes of carvings on the gallery of Angkor Wat Temple is linked to the evolution of the universe through the distribution of primitive religious beliefs.

He confirmed that the whole concept of the Hindu universe is divided into four eras such as:

1. The golden era (1.728.000 years = 4,800 year of god period) is 100% of human beings were kind and lived a long life with happiness.

2. The silver era (1.296.000 years = 3,600 years of god period) is 75% of human beings were nice and lived long enough with happiness.

3. The bronze era (864.000 years = 2.400 years of god period) is the poor era that virtuous creature remaining 50%.

4. The dark era (432.000 years = 1,200 years of god period), the era of conflict and virtuous people living only 25%. Today, people are living in this era, there is very little happiness.

171 illegal constructions in Angkor Park, with 140 cases were completely demolished and 31 cases were agreed to demolish by the owners in nine days.
The illegal construction, which was built during commune election campaign along the road from Siem Reap International Airport to Angkor Wat in Veal Village, Kork Chak district, belonging to Mrs. Oeum Sreypich, was reshuffled by the Joint Committee on August 15th, 2017 after the owner broke the promise to demolish it by herself for several times.
Mrs. Sap Kuon, a resident of Nokor Kroa village, who found an ancient ceramic pot while she was clearing the land for corn plantation, located in north of house near Tonle Snguot temple.
The campaign of demolishing the illegal constructions in Angkor Park, which is implemented by the Joint Committee including APSARA, Siem Reap Authority, including relevant institutions, has been conducted for four days so far.
During the 15-day course of Khmer history and archaeological excavation at Tonle Snguot Temple, 15 participants, who are from different countries including Cambodia, Singapore, Australia, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, the United States, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines concluded the final visit to Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum on August 11th, 2017.

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