Angkorwat temple – the pride of Cambodia is an ancient marvel luxuriantly adorned with devatas, apsaras, elephants, bas reliefs and various other carvings. This place with its serene environment that is steeped in spirituality, unique, fresh and satiating cuisine and warmth people attracts tourists from all parts of the
globe. Depicting Mount Meru Peaks (sacred mountain mentioned in Hindu Mythology), Angkorwat has three tiers consisting of huge galleries showcasing various scenes from the two great Hindu epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. In addition to these, the huge statues of lions, Nagas (snake headed human body), Elephants guarding the gates and the platform comprising of five towers in lotus bud shape qualify this temple an architectural wonder. This awesome temple is surrounded by many mystic and culturally rich locations as well that can keep visitors engaged and engrossed for long. Kbal Spean is one such prehistoric location, part of the Phnom Kulen National Park that spans over 150 meters in length via the jungle by the side of the Stung Kbal Spean River also called as the “river of thousand lingas”. The river bed has several Lingas ( depiction of shiva) and Yonis (depiction of Shakthi) carved from sandstone along with various Hindu god carvings including the one of Lord Vishnu on a snake bed with Goddess Lakshmi, lord Brahma and Lord shiva with his wife Uma seated on a bull (Nandi). It could be said that ancient statue carvings can be seen at every twist and turn of the river, making it a sacred sanctum of sorts for the Hindu religious people. Our 1008 Names of Shiva Association is hence strategically established near this religious site brims with positive energy, spreading its good work in the form of humanitarian services and acting like a magnet that pulls like-minded souls.