|Name||The Vortex (colloquially)|
|Use||National flag and ensign|
|Design||A dark blue background with a red ring of fire, containing a Sudarshana Chakra with Varah Vishnulok in its heart|
The Flag of the Khmer Empire was adopted in 1952 as the national flag of the Khmer Empire.
Description, symbolism and meaning
The flag of the Khmer Empire has a dark blue/purple background, which symbolizes the space of the universe. The outer red circle with fire-like protrusions, depicts a ring of fire, protecting the insides of it from the constant renewal the universe is undergoing by Shiva. Inside the outer circle is a sudarshana chakra, a disc-like-weapon associated with Vishnu, and also symbolizes the sun surrounding the Earth. Inside the third, black circle is a layer containing many circles, which depicts the many islands on the Earth's ocean. Varah Vishnulok graces the center of the flag, depicting the Khmer Empire and its people.
|Purple background||The space of the universe|
|Ring of fire||Protection from the cosmic destruction caused by Lord Shiva|
|Sudarshana chakra||Vishnu, the Sun as giver of life and protector of Earth|
|Varah Vishnulok||The Khmer Empire, its people, the Emperor, Hinduism|
|Green||The jungles and rainforests of Southeast Asia|
|Whole flag||Earth as the center of the universe, and the Emperor of the Khmer Empire as the universal monarch|