Vishnuanantasayin

Several manifestations of Shiva and Vishnu were popular in the Khmer empire.  In this talk we briefly discuss images of Vishnu with four arms (Vishnu Chaturbhuja)  and Vishnu on the Garuda (Vishnu Garudasana) as he is seen in Cambodia. We then focus on two other forms: Vishnu with eight arms (Ashtabhujakara) and the “reverse-reclining Vishnu.”  We also discuss the meaning of an unusual piece of votive art known as the Monument Visnuite, now at the Musee Guimet.