Dawn Time At Gadsisar Lake

© Mukesh Srivastava

Dawn Time At Gadsisar Lake

Michelle Alton April 23, 2014

Wow! Beautifully toned capture of this storied place #1570932

Mukesh Srivastava April 23, 2014

Thank you so much, Michelle!!!! #11029129

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Description

Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

Gadsisar Lake was excavated in 1367 AD by Maharawal Gadsi Singh. This rainwater lake was the only source of water for the entire city in those days. The site was selected as it had natural declivity and automatically retained some of the rainwater. The elaborate gateway to the lake was built by a royal courtesan towards the end of 19th century. The beautiful arched structure is known as Teelon-ki-prol (gate of Teelon). There is a small temple of Lord Vishnu on top of the gate. The Gadsisar Lake is surrounded by many shrines and temples mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu.

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/6 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 34.00 mm, Model: NIKON D800E

Uploaded on April 23, 2014
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