GADSISAR SAGAR TANK - JAISALMER

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Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Built By: A Courtesan
Attraction: Temples and Shrines Around, Flocks Of Water Birds In Winters.


Gadsisar Sagar Tank, Jaisalmer, RajasthanThis tank, south of the city walls, was once the main source of water supply to the city and there are many small temples and shrines around the tank. In winter a wide variety of water birds flock here.

The beautiful arched gateway across the road down to the tank is said to have been built by a famous prostitute.

When she offered to pay to have this gateway constructed the Maharaja refused permission since he would have to pass under it on going down to the tank and that, he felt, would be unseemly. While he was away she built the gate anyway and added a Krishna temple on top of it so the king could not subsequently break it down.




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