Devatas Carvings at Angkor Wat in Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia - Encircle Photos

Devatas Carvings at Angkor Wat in Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia

This slender woman is a devata. Similar carvings of heavenly maidens from Mount Meru are displayed along the archways and walls of Angkor Wat. They are commonly described in Hindu epics. According to mythology, devatas were often used by the gods to seduce demons so they could be entrapped and slayed. Hence, these spiritual figures are considered to be the protectors of Angkor Wat.

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Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

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