Sahastra Ling Talav
Sahasralinga Tank or Sahasralinga Talav is a medieval artificial water tank in Patan, Gujarat, India. It was commissioned during Chaulukya(Solanki) rule. It is a Monument of National Importance protected by Archaeological Survey of India
The Sahastraling Talao was originally known as Durlabh Saravor and was constructed by King Durlabh Raja and was repaired and renovated by King Siddharaj during 1093 – 1143 A.D. This is one of the biggest tank of the Solanki Period. The chronicles and inscriptions of the period mentioned the construction of lakes, wells, reservoirs etc. by the royal personages as well as citizens. Of the lakes and tanks, specimens are in the lake at Viramgam, called Mansarovar or Mansar Lake, Tank at Modhera and the famous Sahastralinga Talao at Patan. The tank at Viramgam is almost circular and having flight of steps, which leads down to water. Many small shrines are constructed on the surface platform. In Sahastraling Talao the water was taken from river Saraswati in the deep RudraKupa and it was allowed to run through the channels in the stone inlet and then in the circular tank. Small temples, nearly 1000, were constructed in between inlet and RudraKupa. These temples are approached through the bridge, as the water was flowing all around the temples.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport from Patan is Ahmedabad, situated at a distance of 125 km from the city. A number of flights fly to and from here, connecting the city with the various parts of Gujarat as well as the country.
Patan lies on the Western Railway network of the Indian railways. The city is well connected with the rest of the country via a number of trains. There are many express and local trains that operate daily and are perfect for traveling from Ahmedabad to Patan.
Patan is linked to the rest of the country through a good road network. There is even a good network of National and State Highways connecting the city. The State Transport Corporation runs buses link Patan to all the major cities and towns of Gujarat and other states of the country.