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Eight-Armed Vishnu-Buddha with Worshippers


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This was a large statue of Vishnu, to whom Angkor was originally dedicated. After Angkor was converted to a Theravada Buddhist Wat ("wat" is the Thai word for "temple") in the 16th century the head of this statue was replaced with a representation of Buddha's head. Now Buddhists bring offerings, burn incense, and pray before this eight-armed statue.