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Gadi Sagar, Jaisalmer

A scenic rain water lake with numerous beautiful shrines around and a spectacular avian variety.
This tank, south of the city walls, once held the town water supply, and befitting its importance in providing precious water to the inhabitants of this arid city, it is sourrounded by small temples and shrines.
The beautiful yellow sandstone gateway arching across the road down to the tank is the Tilon-ki-Pol, and is said to have been built by a famous prostitute, Tilon.
When she offered to pay to have this gateway constructed, the Maharaja refused permission under it to go down to the tank and he felt that this would be beneath his dignity.
While he was away, she built the gate , adding a Krishna temple on top so that king could not tear it down. (ref: Indian Center)

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