Part 3: The Tocharian, Chapter 13: The legend of Angkor Wat
Published July 26, 2009
Angkor wat, the palace of the gods …
DESTINATION EARTH Book Two: The peoples
Part 3: The Tocharian Chapter 13: The legend of Angkor Wat
After independence and until the Khmer Rouge era, the common language is French although the Khmer is the official language During the Khmer Rouge period, knowing a foreign language was punishable by death Of 57 writers of the 20th century Khing Hoc Dy cited in his book: contribution to the history of Khmer literature, 28 have disappeared under the Khmer Rouge … That left nothing of Khmer literature …
Dr. Khing Hoc Dy
Khing Hoc Dy the doctor, researcher at CNRS, from texts preserved in France, undertook to rebuild Cambodian literature, especially from 16 th to 21 th centuries He also found the legendary texts and we passed them in his book: stories and legends of the Khmer Through his research, so here, from his book, the legend of Angkor Wat
Legend of Angkor Wat
Previously, in 544 of the Buddhist era (year 1 of the Christian era), Year of the Monkey, Neang Neak Vong and Teav couple of common origin with the divine merits, aged thirty-one years, was baptized and went on the throne. The monarch took the reign name of Preah Bat-Samdach Tévavong Aschar, ie “Great Sovereign of the Divine Lineage” He settled in the royal palace of Mohanokor, the “Great City”. The royal couple reigned peacefully without an enemy dared not come to disturb him. The Mandarins, Brahmins and the people lived quietly through the merits and the wonderful power of rulers. King Tévavong Aschar had no children. He ordered the queen to observe the Buddhist precepts to obtain a son. She accepted and prepared the ritual application of a son. After seven days, the queen dreamed that Indra, the supreme king of the gods down from heaven, came to touch her belly and gave him a garland of flowers. Then he returned to his heavenly abode. When he awoke, she learned to her royal husband that dream. The great king summoned a soothsayer to interpret. Having reflected, he said: The queen will have a son filled a power that overcomes all the enemies from all directions. Shortly after, the queen was pregnant. When the pregnancy was at term, she gave birth to a son of great beauty. The king, the great father, gave him the name of Ketomealea, ie “Light-Garland-of-flowers” because of the dream of the queen. When Ketomealea grew older and the age of six years, the god Indra Méatolei ordered to take the divine chariot Pichayon to get him and take him to heaven “Thirty-Three”. Ketomealea, indeed, in the previous existence, was the son of Indra: it sent him into a human being reborn so that he would protect the Buddhist religion and he took care of the kingdom in glory, prosperity and peace.
At nightfall, the god Méatolei ascended the divine chariot Pichayon, descended from heaven and entered the palace and took carefully into his arms Ketomealea. Then he laid him in the divine chariot that flew Pichayon. He took her in front of Indra in heaven “Thirty-Three”. In the morning the king and queen Tévavong Aschar woke up and did not see their son. They were very distressed, they sent for a soothsayer to make calculations magic. It predicts: Regarding the august child who has disappeared, just as the people, the mandarins, the Brahmins of the whole kingdom observe the Buddhist precepts for seven days, then we will find the royal child in the palace . The king therefore ordered the entire population of the kingdom, to find his august son, to observe the Buddhist precepts. The whole nation was in the order of the king. As for Indra, the supreme ruler, he taught at Ketomealea the ten royal duties. He bathed seven times a day for seven days in a basin of perfumed garden. Then he invited seven Brahmins deified coming chant magic spells and sprinkle water Ketomealea so wonderful that he had a life of over one hundred years. All these rituals completed, Indra ordered the coachman to harness the august divine chariot, brought up there and flew Ketomealea palaces for it in all the beauty appréciât. When Ketomealea had looked in detail the palace of Indra, the driver took him to visit again the heavenly stables. Then Indra asked him: Are you happy with what you just saw? I am amazed, he said. Indra said: Good! I’ll give you the Kingdom of Cambodia. Therefore, if one of my palace you just see if you like and you want to make a build in Cambodia in the same beauty, you have only to express the hope. I’ll send you an architect to build on it immediately in your kingdom. The young prince, very amazed and very impressed with Indra, reflects: Do not expect me to do in my kingdom build a palace more beautiful or as beautiful as the palace of Indra. This may cause the discontent of the latter. Ketomealea having thus thought, replied: I have built a palace which has a beauty comparable to your stables. The ruler of the gods smiled and said: The beauty of my stables you like it? Indra then called Pisnouka. He was the son of the celestial dancer named Tip Soda Chan “Girl God of the Moon” and the old Lim Seng His mother took him to heaven in a god, the great master of fine arts and architecture. This young man had tried to learn to draw, sculpt, to playing music with his divine master. Having assimilated all the subjects taught by him, he could build a ship capable of moving on land, carving on silver and gold, melt all metals and mixing water with clay for turn them into stone …
When Pisnouka arrived, Indra said: Thou art of human birth, you can not live forever in paradise. I’ll send in Cambodia and there you shall build for my son Ketomealea, a palace as beautiful as my stables. When you have finished building, I go down the coronation chair for my son to the throne. After seven days, through the power of the merits of the inhabitants of the kingdom who had followed the precepts of Buddhism, Indra ordered Méatolei to harness his divine chariot and take Ketomealea towards Cambodia. The king-Tepvavong Aschar and queen were very happy to see their son. Pisnouka began to build the palace of Angkor Wat. Construction is completed, he painted each of bas-reliefs of different colors that suited them so that the beauty of this palace was comparable to the stables of Indra. Ketomealea, very happy with this palace, heaped praise Pisnouka and asked him to build other, also decorated with superb bas-reliefs. Indra, the supreme sovereign, accompanied by a procession of many gods, descended into the underworld to give the ripple in his august son and giving him the name of coronation Aritha-polapé; a-Hanoverian, is to say “Destroyer-powerful enemies.” Finally he gave our country the Khmer name Kampuchea (Cambodia) that remains today.
It is difficult to get a sense of real life stories told by the Khmer in the days of legend as if it speak well of gods who are in heaven, interactions and visits to earth, they all was adapted by Buddhists to their religion, as Christians have done in the West … But in this legend, we find everything that makes up the story of Atlantis and Tocharian … The sky god, just seed a human … It is a divine chariot, who fetch from heaven to take him there and bring … Heaven of the thirty-three, that is to say that the council of the gods is composed of 33 members … All gods of course, even if there is a boss, Indra … Of course, there is a way that increases the possibility of life: instead of 100 years, they can live 300 years, thanks to the magic water … And this ship sailing on a vehicle earth is very interesting tank truck or all terrain … And all this technology which is exactly the technology of the Neolithic Tocharian … And of course we are in the lower world, in technology but also in physical situation, since it takes a special vehicle to go there … By against Buddhism is in this legend, an anachronism … Buddha’s life is considered to have taken place – to 624 – 544 … The Ramayana, which this legend is based, date him back more than 5000 years … It is therefore clear that Buddhists, receivers of culture and legends, many have rewritten the legend, by including Buddhist precepts …