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  Ta Phrom [ancestor Brahma]: The modern name of a temple at Angkor, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries by the king Jayavarman VII and originally called Rajavihara [royal temple]. It is located east of Angkor Thom . The stele commemorating the foundation gives a date of 1186 A.D.  
  Tevoda (Khmer): Khmer for Devata (female Godess).  
  Trimurti [three forms]: In the Trimurti system, Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva is the destroyer or transformer. This concept personifies the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance and destruction. The three deities have been called "the Hindu triad" or the "Great Trinity".  
  Trishula (Sanskrit, त्रिशूल) [three-spear]: The mythological weapon of the Hindu God Narayana, a avatar of Vishnu, a type of traditional Indian trident. The trishula is wielded by the Hindu God Shiva. The Goddess Durga also holds the Trishula among other weapons.  
     
     
     
     

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