Lake in Jaisalmer, the rainwater fed
reservoir, was built in 1156 AD and rebuilt in 1367AD by Maharwal
Garsisingh. Until 1965, it remained the citys only water supply. It
is adorned with an arched gateway, which is believed to have been built by
a courtesan. The Tilon ki Pol, the palatial archway at the waters
edge, was built by a local prostitute.
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 buildings survival. Along the lakeshore and on the islands, is a plethora of little temples and cenotaphs. Arrayed all around the tank, are many small shrines and temples. An extraordinary plumage of birds can be seen here.