Jayavarman III

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Very little is known about Jayavarman II's son and successor, Jayavarman III (Khmer: ជ័យវរ្ម័នទី៣), or Vishnuloka, the second ruler of Angkor.[1]:103 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."[2] 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.[3]

Preceded by
Jayavarman II
Emperor of Angkor
Succeeded by
Indravarman I


  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. ^ Higham, The Civilization of Angkor p. 59
  3. ^ Briggs, The Ancient Khmer Empire p. 97


  • 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.