Design Library Image Collection
Archivision Addition Module SEVEN--6,160 images
Type of View:
Detail of the Samudra manthan relief; decorative cornice, Apsaras (heavenly beings), row of asuras pulling on the body of Vasuki, the king of serpents, and the ocean below
Date of View:
South wing of the east gallery of Angkor Wat's third enclosure. Samudra manthan, or Churning of the Ocean of Milk is one of the episodes of the Puranas and also appears in the Mahabharata. It represents the balance of power between the "demons" (asuras, power-seeking deities) and demigods (devas, benevolent dieties) presided over by Vishnu.
¿ Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.
Addition Module SEVEN
complexes; sites (locations); historic sites
Architecture; religious structures; temples
Angkor Wat [site]
ca. 1113-1177 (creation)
sandstone; brick; laterite
4.5 m (height, outer wall) x 802 m (width, outer wall) x 1024 m (length, outer wall)
Prasat Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat, Si¿m R¿ab , Cambodia