Sahastra ling talav and Panchasara jain temple - #offbeat place - Patan City - Part II

Tripoto
27th Aug 2018
Day 1

As this is part -2 of my patan city visit, after visit of step well - Rani ki vav we went to Sahastraling tank- talav situated near well. Than went to visit temples situated in the old city of patan. It is easy to reach patan from ahmedabad by bus/taxi.

Sahastraling talav:

From Rani Ki Vav Sahastraling talav(Lake) is just a 1km away. It is an artificial reservoir, which is now completely dry. It was built by solanki king Siddhraj Jaisingh.

The reservoir is the main example of water management system of old times. It shows their vast knowledge of canals and cisterns. This reservoir is spread over 5 kms of space. It was believed that it was filled with the water of the Saraswati River which flowed here through a canal.

An old Shiva temple in ruins also situated here. Also one small museum of some sculptures and ruins part of temples are stored here in one room. Not much crowded place like Rani ki vav step well.

Panchasara jain temple: This temple was quite old and it was said that in 16th century it was made from wooden. After some renovation now it was made from marble. The king Vanraj Chavada built this jain temple around VS 802. There are 51 mini temples around the temple. It was said that main idol of lord parshwanath much older than Vikram Samvat 802- hindu calendar(around 8th century). Staying facilities and foods are available here in temple.

There are around 10 parashwanath temples among 108 are situated in the patan city in different pole. All this temples are century old and marvelous example of carving in marbles.

Patola house is famous for it's Patola - popular patola saree which is hand woven (double ikat woven sari, which is made from silk). Here you can visit and see the demonstration of how the saree weaving and you can purchase it from here too. It's take months to make this saree and itself is unique piece. Though it's really costly and exclusive collection in your wardrobe.

Ruin pillars in lake

Photo of Sahastra Ling Lake, Samalpati, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Old canal

Photo of Sahastra Ling Lake, Samalpati, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Ruin structure of shiva temple

Photo of Sahastra Ling Lake, Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Panchasara jain temple

Photo of Panchasara Parshwanath Tirth, Patan (Panchasara Jain Temple), Egara, Gungdipati Part, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Carving in outer wall of temple

Photo of Panchasara Parshwanath Tirth, Patan (Panchasara Jain Temple), Egara, Gungdipati Part, Gujarat, India by kvshah

sculpture of lord parasnath outside on wall

Photo of Panchasara Parshwanath Tirth, Patan (Panchasara Jain Temple), Egara, Gungdipati Part, Gujarat, India by kvshah

Old fort gate - Fati pole darwaja near patola house(heritage museum)

Photo of Patan, Gujarat, India by kvshah

panchasara jain temple

Photo of Panchasara Parshwanath Tirth, Patan (Panchasara Jain Temple), Egara, Gungdipati Part, Gujarat, India by kvshah
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