Ponaga Tower
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  • May 29, 2005, 1:51 a.m.
Description

The tower majestically stands on Cu Lao Mountain north of Nha Trang as a sacred sanctuary of Brahmanism. A group of towers on the site were built between the 7th and 12th century. The biggest tower with its height of 23 meters is dedicated to Lady Po Nagar, believed to be an incarnation of the Goddess Uma, Shiva's consort. The statute of the Lady has ten arms, seems dancing. Her head disappeared during the French rule and appears again in Giumet Museum in Paris. Lady Po Nagar is still worshiped as a protector of the city and the Po Nagar Tower is deemed to mark a developed culture of Cham civilization