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Click for larger image(Left) The horse Balha, manifestation of the Bodhisattva Lokesvara, whose mission is to rescue souls from the 'ocean of existence.'
(Right) Cambodian Nuns at the feet of a statue of Vishnu.
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Click for larger imageClick for larger image(Far left) The Buddha in meditation - the Temples of Angkor are still places of active worship today.
(Left) Detail of Naga - 'serpent' balustrade, Angkor Thom.
Click for larger image(Left) Is Garuda, the mythical birdman of the Hindus, here shown at Ta Prohm, to be compared with the Egyptian falcon-man Horus? Such similarities between the two cultures are uncannily common.
(Right) The Buddha resting on the coils of the Naga serpent Mucalinda, who sheltered the Buddha from a week long rainstorm by enfolding him in his coils - from Angkor Wat.
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(Right) The moat of Angkor Thom, crossed by 108 powerful figures (54 each side) pulling gigantic Nagas in order to 'Churn the Milky Ocean'.Click for larger image 
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