Prasat Ta Prohm Dharmasala
|Type||Small Prasat, Dharmasala|
|Part of||Prasat Ta Prohm, Angkor|
|Founded||late 12th, early 13th Century|
Prasat Ta Prohm Dharmasala (ប្រាសាទតាព្រហ្មធម្មសាលា - Pronounced: Pra-saht Ta Prohm Dar-ma-sa-la) lies on the north side of the eastern entrance to Prasat Ta Prohm, a short distance before the cruciform entrance terrace. It was perhaps originally part of a pair although only the foundations of a corresponding building on the south side are now visible.
The specific purpose of these buildings - Jayavarman VII is said to have constructed some 120 of them throughout his empire - is still debatable and they are referred to as both 'Fire Temples' - housing the sacred flame (and presumably other ceremonial necessities) or as Dharamsalas - a kind of rest house for pilgrims. In the former case, they could represent an updated version of the earlier Khleang constructions (a kind of temple vestry). Dual-purpose is also a possibility or perhaps certain of them served one function and others the alternative?
The small, rectangular, laterite site at Ta Prohm is in good condition and displays the usual Bayon-style devatas and tapestry reliefs as well as an eroded Lokeshavra(?) pediment and lintel.
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Angkor Sculptures 4751 - Angkor Thom Khloung Thvear Chey - Angkor Thom Khloung Thvear Khmoch - Angkor Thom Vestiges 2509 - Angkor Vestiges 4753 - Angkor Vestiges 4779 - Angkor Vestiges 4782 - Angkor Wall - Baray Khang Kaeut - Chapel of the Hospital - East Baray NW Remains - East Baray NW Stele - East Baray SW Stele - East Baray Pier Terrace - Kutisvara - Neak Ta Dek - Prasat Banteay Kdei - Prasat Chau Say Tevoda - Prasat Kandal Srah Srang - Prasat Kravan - Prasat Ta Keo - Prasat Ta Nei - Prasat Ta Prohm - Prasat Thommanon - Prasat Top Khang Lech - Spean (Nokor Thom) - Spean Thma (Nokor Thom) - Srah Srang - Thnal Baray Toe Toek
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