Which Hindu god was Angkor built for?

Originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat became a Buddhist temple by the end of the 12th century.

What was Angkor known for?

Though just one of hundreds of surviving temples and structures, the massive Angkor Wat is the most famed of all Cambodia’s temples—it appears on the nation’s flag—and it is revered for good reason. The 12th century “temple-mountain” was built as a spiritual home for the Hindu god Vishnu.

Is Angkor Wat built by Indians?

The main temple of the Unesco-listed Angkor Wat was originally Hindu when built in the 12th Century but was later used for Buddhist worship. The Mahavir Mandir Trust says construction will take 10 years.

Why is Angkor Wat abandoned?

The cause of the Angkor empire’s demise in the early 15th century long remained a mystery. But researchers have now shown that intense monsoon rains that followed a prolonged drought in the region caused widespread damage to the city’s infrastructure, leading to its collapse.

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