Jayavarman III

Very little is known about Jayavarman II's son and successor, Jayavarman III (Khmer: ជ័យវរ្ម័នទី៣), or Vishnuloka, the second ruler of Angkor.[1]: 103  The future Khmer king, Yasovarman I, claimed to be related to the brother of Jayavarman III's grandmother, Rudravarman.[2] An inscription from Prasat Sak describes: "When he failed to capture a wild elephant while hunting, a divinity promised that he would secure the animal if he built a sanctuary."[3] There are some temples dated to his reign though none said that they belonged to him. He may have begun a small construction project which was overshadowed by his more ambitious successor and builder, Indravarman I. He died in 877 probably from chasing a wild elephant.[4]

Jayavarman III
Khmer king
Reign850 – 877
PredecessorJayavarman II
SuccessorIndravarman I
Died877
HouseVarman Dynasty
FatherJayavarman II
ReligionHinduism

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Coedès, George (1968). Walter F. Vella (ed.). The Indianized States of Southeast Asia. trans.Susan Brown Cowing. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-0368-1.
  2. ^ Briggs, L. (1951). The Ancient Khmer Empire. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 41(1), 61
  3. ^ Higham, The Civilization of Angkor p. 59
  4. ^ Briggs, The Ancient Khmer Empire p. 97

ReferencesEdit

  • Briggs, Lawrence Palmer. The Ancient Khmer Empire. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 1951.
  • Higham, Charles. The Civilization of Angkor. University of California Press, 2001.
Preceded by King of the Khmers
835–877
Succeeded by