This was the first temple built by Indravarman I (877-c.886) in the capital city of Hariharalaya. The temple was built to honor his ancestors, and the sculptures of kneeling bulls, which represent Nandin, Siva’s mount, indicate its Saivite affiliation. The plan consists of six brick towers on a single base, surrounded by two concentric enclosures. The six towers housed statues of deities, three versions of Siva in the first row, and three versions of Devi in the second row. The base platform is accessed by three entrance steps, each facing a doorway to one of the temples and guarded by a pair of kneeling bulls, after which the temple is named (The Sacred Bull). The stone lintels and octagonal colonettes demonstrate the ornamental Preah Kô style.