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Patan –The Once Glorious and Prosperous City at a Glance
As A Tourist Destination
Rani Ki Vav: This step well, constructed by Rani Udayamati of the Solanki dynasty, is a great example of the subterranean architecture of the era. It is believed that the Rani built this well in the memory of deceased husband, King Bhimdeva I. The Vav is a connection between a typical step well and a kund and is considered to be the one of the most excellent examples of Indian sculpture and architecture. The well not only has straight staircase, but also lateral staircases along with extremely broad, stepped corridors. Although the Vav has an east facing entrance, the actual well is situated in the western direction. The well is magnificently decorated with the carvings of Hindu deities, religious symbols and geometrical patterns, on every wall, pillar, step and platform.
Sahastralinga Talav: This artificial tank, built by Chalukyan King Siddhhraj Jaisingh, is located in the north western region of Patan. This talav was shaped like apentagon, which is indicated by the various mounds located on its periphery. The tank was constructed, keeping in mind the Hindu concept of water management and water scarcity and is a perfect example of the architectural skills of the people that era. The water to the tank came from a canal of the Saraswati River. At one time there were nearly 1000 temples of Lord Shiva bordering the tank. However, today visitors are able to witness the remains of only a handful of them. The remains are an indication of the magnificence of this huge water tank which was spread over an area of nearly 5 kms and had masonry embankments. The Talav is no more filled with water, which according to local legend is due to the curse of Jasma Oden, a beautiful woman belonging to the tank diggers’ community. It is said that Jasma Oden committed Sati after she refused to marry King Siddharaj Singh leaving a course on the talav and making its water dry up.
Panchasara Parshvanath Jain Derasar Temple: There are more tha 100 Jain temples located in patan and one of most important and largest among these temples is Panchasara Parshvanath Jain Derasar Temple. This Temple belongs from the Solanki period. Exclusive stone cutting work on the wall of the temple remembers us of the architecture of the Jain period.
Hemachandracharya Jain Gyan Temple: This is basically a temple of knowledge which acts as a library having a huge collection of Jain manuscripts on palm-leaf from ancient period. This Mandir is named after Hemachandracharya on of the renowned Jain poet and scholar.
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