Thommanon temple

Thommanon temple

Thommanon is one of a pair of Hindu temples built during the reign of Suryavarman II (1113–1150) at Angkor, Cambodia.

Its location is 500m to the east of the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom and it’s opposite to the Chao Say Tevoda temple.This temple also has a moat surrounding.

Thommanon has two gates to enter its structure. The east gate which is the main entrance seems not completely finished while the west gate was well constructed. An addition, the west entrance structure has beautiful carvings in its pediment about Hindu legend. There’s an Agni shrine to the south of the central tower. Due to Thommanon was a Hindu temple, its lintels and pediments have carvings about Hindu myths such as: Ravana, a king of Demon, was shaking Mt.Kalasa to disturb Shiva and his followers’ meditation.

- Krisna, the 8th Vishnu’s reincarnation, was lifting up Mt. Govendana to protect the shepherds and their animals from Indra’s rainstorm.

- Shiva’s meditation at Himalaya Mountain as well as Ramayana.

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