12 and Half Ponds of Dhar
Embodiment’s of exquisite water management of parmar rules
Water management is very important for any city’s development without water life of habitant becomes very difficult Dhar isblessedin a way that it hasbeen provided with the concept of adequate water conservation by the great Kings Munj & Bhoj.Raja Bhoj built ponds using the best engineering for water management. Their engineering expertise has been applied to the project. In all three ponds, if one overflows, the system for easily transporting water through the channel to the other ponds will be improved.
with its Historic monuments, Dhar is also famous for its 12 and half ponds(sade bara talsb) in its vicinity, most of them bilt by these two rules. These ponds are fulfilling the need of water in Dhar city from centuries.with the changing times and need for other urban constructions, few of these ponds have vanished but many are still fulfilling their age old duties. These interconnected ponds were built in such a way that in rainns when one pond gets filled to its limit, then the water flows to another tank from it. In this way one by one every pond gets filled. The main ponds of Dhar city are, Munj, Devisagar, Dhoop, Sitapath, Purniya, Lendiya, Natnagar, Siddanath, Chausath Yogini and Mussorie pond. Out of these, one pond is smaller in size, leading to be called as 12 and half ponds. Even today in rainy season, from the bird’s eye view of Dhar city, one can have clear impression of water filling in to different ponds one by one.