These aliya were recorded on the walls of the Rauza Sharif Mosque at Fatehgarh Sahib. Aliya have been an integral part of religious places and are used to keep earthen lamps to light up the spaces after dark.


  • Title: Aliya (Wall niche)
  • Location: Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth, Lime
  • Region: Malwa
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Earth Craft Technique: Brick masonry

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