segunda-feira, 9 de janeiro de 2012

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (I)

Cambodia Legend
Cambodians trace their ancestry back to a Brahman prince named Kaundiya, he was from a powerful kingdom in Takkisila (north-west India), unable to inherit because he was the second son. He consulted an astrologer who advised him to get the sacred javelin from the temple of Drona (Hindu god) and seek his fortune at sea.
          The prince and his crew traveled for several months and were lost in a powerful storm, when it finally cleared up, Kaundiya by now desperate for food and water made a promise to settle to wherever his javelin landed. The spear hit an island which was ruled by a powerful Naga King, a seven-headed sea serpent. Luckily at the time, the king was not present on the island, his daughter, the princess Soma tried to defend her home from Kaundiya and his men. She lost and surrended to him, the prince fell in love with the princess and married her.
          The Naga King, then drank all the water surrounding the island, land emerged and presented this new kingdom to the couple as his wedding present. It is there that Kaundiya and Soma settled and founded the line of kings in Cambodia.

Cambodian Naga at Royal Palace

5 comentários:

  1. Bonjour !
    Tout en esperant, que tu aura profiter pleinement du w-end de repos, j'espere, que cette semaine sera tres bonne pour toi !
    Je m'excuse hier, je ne suis pas venu sur ton blog je me suis consacré a refaire entierement mon blog,cela change un peu.
    De somptueuses photographies sur ton blog,
    mes felicitations
    Agréable journée pour toi

    Un petit cadeau comme j'ai l'habitude de le faire lorsque je visite des blog

  2. Beautiful buildings and superb photography.

  3. As fotos estão muito boas. Com um nivel de detalhe invejável.
    E. não sei se foi propositado ou não, mas a distorção ficou muito bem :)

  4. Que luz!!! y que color!!! son una fotos muy hermosas, llenas de luz y color, me encanta el blanco radiante de los edificios. Que país más hermoso, tuvo que ser espectacular hacerlas. Un enorme saludo querida amiga.