Godi Sagar Lake
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.