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Gadsisar Lake

Gadsisar Lake

Gadsisar Lake, Gadsisar Lake tours, Visit Gadsisar Lake of Rajasthan, Travel to Gadsisar Lake, Beaches and Lakes Location : Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Built In : 1156 AD
Re Built In : 1367 AD By Maharwal Garsisingh
Attraction : Arched Gateway Built By A Courtesan

In the dry region of Jaisalmer, Gadsisar Lake has its own importance. The lake was once a major source of water supply in the city of Jaisalmer and as such it is not surprising to find numerous shrines and temples around it. A yellow sandstone gateway that leads to the lake was constructed by a prostitute, Tilon, despite disapproval from the Maharaja.

The dismayed king tried to severe it down, but not the one to stay behind, Tilon constructed a tiny temple along the lake, dedicated to Lord Satyanarayan (Krishna, as truth) and ensured the building's survival. Along the lakeshore and on the islands, is a plethora of little temples and cenotaphs.

This gateway got her name and is known as Tilon Ki Pol and proudly stands intact to this day. There are number of small temples and cenotaphs that have sprung up along the banks of the lake with time and it is an ideal place to spot some of the most beautiful birds.

 

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