Water instrument

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Several instruments in Indian astronomy used water as the basis for their operation. For example:

Water was also mentioned as a way of putting into motion an armillary sphere[4]

Though not technically an instrument, water itself was used to level ground in preparation for the installation of astronomical insruments. See for example Lalla's Template:Ref-SiDhVr[5], and his example of preparing a śaṅku (gnomon).[6] Nīlakaṇṭha's Manusyālayacandrikā has a similar śaṅku description. [7]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Template:Refia7.3.1
  2. Template:Refia10.5.1
  3. Template:Refia p 91 footnote
  4. See for example, Template:Refia10.5.2
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  6. Template:Refia10.12.1
  7. Template:Refia10.12.3