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Creator
Margery H. Freeman
Date created
September 26, 1984
Location
En route from Ghorepaani to Taatopaani
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Water gushing out after hitting a shaft of a grinder in a water-mill, Nepal

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On the trail between Ghorepaani and Taatopaani, Nepal, water splashes out from under the grinder of a water mill. The mill house has a bamboo roof and bamboo walls.

Water grinders, or Panni Ghatta, are an important innovation in mountain technology in Nepal. Water from nearby streams and rivers is channeled and directed into a shaft lying below the grinder which propels the grinders into motion.