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Water Management Model in Historical Maharashtra.

Water Management Model in Historical India.

The history of india is incomplete without architecture. The massive construction made by various kings to serve his kingdom or to prove his presence and power are today models for modern architecture. Mostly what tourist see is popular sites visited by every one but few monuments or places have special connection with tourists with special interest over and above the tourism.

Water management models in historical India are very few. The region of Ajanata and ellora are falls into  average rainfall region and hence the need for water management emerged. Few of them can be seen in your trip to Aurangabad.

  1. Panchakki : It is not just a storage of water but here the water is used as power for grinding and also the water is circulated with clay pipes to whole town with very intelligent engineering. Malik Ambar the great kind who carried out this project was a visionary king who also build several other constructions.

  2. Khajina Vihir ( Treasure Well) & Mahakal Temple in Beed : Both the places are in Town Beed which is on 100km from Aurangabad. Treasure well was build for drinking water supply irrigation.

  3. Sindkhed : To fight consistent draught in the town grandfather of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj build a dam and water is circulated to town with the help of canal and a 7 storied blocks in the dam wall to use water pressure for distribution.

  4. Pune : The due water scarcity the water is directly routed to Kings palace known as “Shaniwar Wada” with the help of big underground tunnel. 

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