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Panchakki Masjid

Nishant Shankar
This little place in Aurangabad was a pleasant surprise. Not going in expecting much, I marveled at the ingenuity of humans; building a system of earthen pipes to gather water from a source kilometers away and using it to run a flour mill. The reservoir also naturally cooled the room below it where villagers gathered in summers to talk and eat grain milled by Panchakki.
a watermill dating back to the pre-mughal period, which was used to operate large grain grinding stones, which served as flourmills, is an example of the engineering marvel of the 17-century.