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The Amar Sagar lake is an oasis near the palace of Amar Singh. It is adjacent to the 17th-century citadel which was constructed by Maharawal Akhai Singh and is located on the outskirts of Jaisalmer city. Built in the pattern of apartments, the palace complex comprises of number wells and ponds along with chhatris. It is believed that these wells were constructed by prostitutes. Amar Singh was believed to be an ardent follower of Lord Shiva. Hence, an ancient Shiva temple made of marble was constructed in the 18th century. Although it is built in a pattern of apartments, the five-storey haveli is famous for its intricate murals.
There are a series of steps and a pavilion beside the palace that leads to the lake. At the far end of the lake, there is an aesthetically carved Jain temple that boasts its fine structure made of Jaisalmer stones. An exciting part of the lake is the stone carved figureheads which are believed to protect the royal family.
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I find Gadisar Lake and Amar Sagar Lake way too similar. Can somebody tell the difference? Do they look same?
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