Phnom Kulen: Kbal Spean River – One thousand lingas carved on the riverbed

Thousand lingas carved on the river bed of the Kbal Spean River in the Phnom Kulen National Park, Cambodia

Sahasra lingas on the riverbed of the Kbal Spean River

One thousand lingas on the riverbed
The image shows the Kbal Spean River with a grid of lingas carved on its sandstone riverbed. This river is also known as the Sahasralinga River (River of One Thousand Lingas) because of the hundreds of lingas carved on its sandstone riverbed. Note: Sahasra means a thousand in Sanskrit. The linga is a symbol of Shiva, one of the Hindu Trinity.

As you can see from the image, the lingas are carved within rectangular blocks of stones in a grid-like fashion. There are other sculptures carved on the riverbed as well as on the nearby rocks.

The Kbal Spean River flows through the Phnom Kulen National Park located 30 miles north of Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Related Pages
Phnom Kulen National Park
Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei
Tonlé Sap, Cambodia
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