Khmer recorded history has been a recent phenomenon dated since the French colonization in the late 1890's. About 1000 years of history were heavily influenced by Hindu's politics and a plethora of Hindu sects mainly Lingayat, Shivaism, Vishnuism and Brahmanism. Since Buddhism has the same Indian roots as Hinduism, an easy confusion in interpretation is pervasive and so persistent that the three real Buddhist royals and their emblems are confused with Hindu deities.
This investigation clearly shows the visible differences in style and politics that separate these real and famous personalities from the current myths and deities. Abundant and clear proofs, that can be seen by anyone, exist and are in Angkor Park.
This Royal Triad was and will always be greeting with their halcyon, emblematic smiles anyone who ventures into Angkor Thom.