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Bat Chum

Bat Chum (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបាទជុំ) is a small temple built by Kavindrarimathana, a scholarly Buddhist minister of the Khmer king Rajendravarman [1]: 116 in the middle of the tenth century. It is located about 400 meters south of Srah Srang in Angkor, in Cambodia. It consists of three brick towers in line (in precarious conditions at present), standing on the same platform, surrounded by an enclosure and a moat, with a single gopura to the East.

Bat Chum (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបាទជុំ) is a small temple built by Kavindrarimathana, a scholarly Buddhist minister of the Khmer king Rajendravarman [1]: 116 in the middle of the tenth century. It is located about 400 meters south of Srah Srang in Angkor, in Cambodia. It consists of three brick towers in line (in precarious conditions at present), standing on the same platform, surrounded by an enclosure and a moat, with a single gopura to the East.

On the sledgehammers there are Buddhist inscriptions mentioning Kavindrarimathana, the "architect" (or building officer) who built Srah Srang, East Mebon and perhaps planned the mountain of the temple of Pre Rup. [2] The latter was dedicated in 960 BC, shortly before the architect's death. There were houses, a Buddhist monastery located near the temple, but these wooden structures disappeared for a long time.

During the excavations in 1952, in the north and central towers were found slabs showing a yantra, which George Coedes was able to reconstruct and bind with only extreme difficulty to the Buddhist deities mentioned in the jet carriers.

In each tower there is a different inscription signed by three different people. The last verse of all three names also elephants as "dike dissectors".

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