Indravarman III

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Indravarman III
King
Reign Khmer Empire
Predecessor Jayavarman VIII
Successor Indrajayavarman

Indravarman III (Khmer: ឥន្ទ្រវរ្ម័នទី៣; also titled Srindravarman ) was a ruler of the Khmer Empire from 1295 to 1308. He rose to power after the abdication of his father in law Jayavarman VIII,[1]:133 whose eldest daughter, Srindrabhupesvarachuda, he had married.[2]:211 Indravarman III was a follower of Theravada Buddhism and upon his ascension to power he made it the state religion.

According to legends he was known for his special weapon, a bat made of ironwood.[3]

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. ^ Sri Dharmaraja
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Jayavarman VIII
King of Cambodia
1295–1308
Succeeded by
Indrajayavarman