Ishanavarman II

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Ishanavarman II
SuccessorJayavarman IV
FatherYasovarman I
MotherSister of Jayavarman IV
Prasat Kravan is a temple built during the reign of Ishanavarman.

Ishanavarman II (Khmer: ឦសានវរ្ម័នទី២) was an Angkorian king who is believed to have ruled from 923 to 928. His empire may have been confined to Angkor and the area around Battambang to the west.[1]

Family[edit]

Ishanavarman was a son of King Yasovarman and his wife, who was a sister of Jayavarman IV.[2]

Grandparents of Ishanavarman were Indravarman I and his wife Indradevi.[3][4][5]

Ishanavarman had an elder brother, Harshavarman I.

Biography[edit]

Ishanavarman succeeded his dead brother in 923. The period of his reign may have been very tumultuous and chaotic.

In 921, his uncle, Jayavarman IV, had already set up a rival city about 100 km north-east of Angkor.

During Ishanavarman’s reign, a temple called Prasat Kravan was built.

Nothing else is known about Ishanavarman II. He died in 928 and received a posthumous name of Paramarudraloka.[6]:114

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Khmers, Ian Mabbet and David P. Chandler, Silkworm Books, 1995, page 262.
  2. ^ Higham, 2001: page 70
  3. ^ Bhattacharya, Kamaleswar (2009). A Selection of Sanskrit Inscriptions from Cambodia. In collaboration with Karl-Heinz Golzio. Center for Khmer Studies.
  4. ^ Some Aspects of Asian History and Culture by Upendra Thakur. Page 37.
  5. ^ Saveros, Pou (2002). Nouvelles inscriptions du Cambodge (in French). Tome II et III. Paris: EFEO. ISBN 2-85539-617-4.
  6. ^ 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.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Harshavarman I
King of Cambodia
923–928
Succeeded by
Jayavarman IV