Clubs and maces: Indravarman III (Buddhist mythology)


Indravarman III (Khmer: ឥន្ទ្រវរ្ម័នទី៣), also titled Srindravarman (Khmer: ស្រីន្ទ្រវរ្ម័ន) was a ruler of the Khmer Empire from 1295 to 1308. He rose to power after the abdication of his father in law Jayavarman VIII,:133 whose eldest daughter, Srindrabhupesvarachuda, he had married.:211 Indravarman III was a follower of Theravada Buddhism and upon his ascension to power he made it the state religion.

According to legends he was known for his special weapon, a bat made of ironwood.

This artifact is a part of SwordTemple Library

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