Angkor Wat: A section of the Gods Vs. Asuras bas-relief depicting an asura commander on a chariot fighting the gods

A section of the Gods Vs. Asuras bas-relief depicting an asura commander on a chariot fighting the gods

A section of the Gods Vs. Asuras bas-relief depicting an asura commander on a chariot fighting the gods

Gods Vs. Asuras – Asura Commander
The image shows a section of the Battle between Gods and Asuras bas-relief depicting an asura commander on a chariot fighting the gods. It is carved on the western section of the north gallery, which is located on the perimeter of the lower level of Angkor Wat Temple at Siem Reap, Cambodia. Check the temple layout for its location.

Unlike other bas-reliefs in the lower-level gallery, the Gods Vs. Asuras bas-relief is not based on an episode from the ancient Hindu texts but follows a universal theme, good vs. evil, and depicts several gods fighting the evil forces.

It is believed that this bas-relief was completed at a later date, probably in the 15th or 16th century.

Related Pages
Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei
Phnom Kulen, Tonle’ Sap, Cambodia
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