Why NO ONE makes a Documentary about BAYON Temple – The Forbidden Documentary | Praveen Mohan
The Ancient Bayon Temple is one of the brilliant monuments of Cambodia. But who is the main God? Who does this face represent? Is it Buddha? NO!
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Hey guys, today I am gonna show you a very strange temple. No, this is not Angkor Wat, many people think this is part of the Angkor Wat temple, but this is a different temple in Cambodia known as the Bayon Temple, a very large temple with many intriguing features. I am sure you have seen pictures of these mysterious stone faces at least once, but here is the shocker: No documentaries have ever been made about this temple. This is very very odd, because such a fantastic ancient temple should have plenty of videos and tv programs made about it. But there is nothing, I could not even find a documentary on YouTube. And I found a shocking reason why no documentaries can be aired on any TV channel about this temple. So welcome to the first and the only documentary about Bayon Temple.
According to Historians, the Bayon Temple was built as a Buddhist temple, these mysterious faces represent Buddha and it was built around 800 years ago. Even before you enter the Bayon temple, when you are driving towards the gate, you see these giants figures lined up on both sides of the road. Who are they? On one side, there are Gods called devas and on the other side, there are demons called Asuras and look at what is in their hands, the body of a giant snake. What are they doing with this serpent? They are churning the sea of milk. But this event is mentioned in ancient Hindu texts, not Buddhist texts, in fact Buddhism shuns features like this. So why does a Buddhist temple have a Hindu depiction outside its gate?
When you enter the Bayon temple, you realize it has a very unique visual impact. It is built completely different from any other temple in the world. There are a total of 54 towers cramped together, and each tower has multiple smiling faces embedded on them. There are a total of 216 faces on these towers. The faces may look small from the ground level, but when you go to the top level, it is just breath taking. You will become speechless for a few seconds because the giant faces with that mysterious smile give off a strange vibe.
Who does this face belong to? Why did ancient builders construct this temple with so many towers with these strange faces embedded on all sides? Archeologists and Historians say that this face depicts Buddha, and also the King Jayavarman the 7th, and he wanted to glorify Buddha and he wanted people to remember himself forever. This is why he built this temple, to establish the glory of Buddha and Himself, to turn himself into a God King.
But this entire theory is completely WRONG. These faces do not depict Buddha or the king, these faces depict the Hindu God Brahma. Brahma is the God with 4 heads, not Buddha. This is why every tower is shown with 4 heads or faces, facing 4 different directions. Ancient Hindu texts clearly mention that Brahma should be shown with 4 heads facing 4 different directions, on the other hand Buddha is never shown with 4 faces.
Even more interesting, look at the ornaments, he is wearing a spectacular necklace, He wears very ornate Ear Drops and he is wearing more jewellery on his head. This is completely against Buddha, because Buddha never wears Jewellery, he believed in simplicity. Even more important is the giant crown, it is a large conical helmet like headdress with a crown or a diadem at the top. There is an ancient sanskrit text called Manasara-Silpasastra which clearly explains how Brahma should be carved, and the ancient builders have built Brahma exactly as per this text. Again, Buddha is never shown with a giant headdress and a crown, he is shown with simple hair do.
But there is another fascinating detail: Look how he is shown with a Third Eye. Most people think only Shiva has a third eye, but Brahma also has a third eye, this is also mentioned in ancient texts. This means that ancient Cambodian sculptors had thorough knowledge of ancient Hindu texts, and they followed all the details carefully. This is stunning because even ancient Indians omitted these details some times, but they have dutifully followed it thousand miles away from India.
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