Maneesh Foto

Maneesh Foto

Posted on 02/09/2011


Photo taken on January  6, 2011



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temple
Gaddisar Talab
Maharaja Gadsi Singh
Gate of Teelon
Teelon-ki-prol
Gadisagar
Gadisar Lake
Canon ES 18-55mm
Canon EOS 7D
Jaisalmer
Rajasthan
India
tank
Gadhisagar Pol


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Boats on the Gadisar Lake

Boats on the Gadisar Lake
Gadisagar or Gadisa Lake is a man-made lake constructed by Maharaja Gadsi Singh Ji in 1367. It was a natural low-lying area that was dammed to catch and store precious rain water. This lake played a vital role in the life of the people of Jaisalmer in the past as it was the main source of water supply to the city. Now it gets water from Indira Gandhi Canal, so it is a perennial lake and never dries.

The beautiful gateway which arches across the road down to the lake is known as Teelon-ki prol or the Gate of Teelon which was constructed in 19th century by a very famous courtesan named Teelon. There is a small temple of Lord Vishnu on the top of the gate. The carvings of the window and archway is remarkable and delicate and looks like it has been done on sandalwood instead of the yellow sandstone it has actually been done on.

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