Indravarman II

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Indravarman II
King
Reign Khmer Empire
Predecessor Jayavarman VII
Successor Jayavarman VIII
Died 1243

Indravarman II (Khmer: ឥន្ទ្រវរ្ម័នទី២) was a ruler of the Khmer Empire, son of Jayavarman VII.[1]:132 There is some dispute regarding the actual period of his reign, even because his successor, Jayavarman VIII, probably destroyed historical records about him, but the only inscription which directly mention him reports that he died in 1243.[2]:181[3] He was a Buddhist and was also credited with having enlarged (or completed) some of Jayavarman VII's temple. During his peaceful kingdom, the Khmers lost control of Champa and the newborn Sukhothai Kingdom under Indraditya took possession of some western territories.

David P. Chandler hypothesized that Indravarman II was possibly the Leper King of Khmer legends.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higham, C., 2001, The Civilization of Angkor, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN 9781842125847
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Recently a new Sanskrit inscription was discovered, which could possibly change this dating http://www.autoriteapsara.org/en/apsara/about_apsara/news/icc_meeting5-7jun2006.html

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Jayavarman VII
King of the Khmers
1219–1243
Succeeded by
Jayavarman VIII