Unlike the aliya built in a wall, this niche was built into a column. The top of the aliya was constructed in the form of a stepped arch. It also had a narrow ledge below, which went around the column. An earthen lamp was placed in it.
Title: Aliya (Wall niche)
Location: Panjola, Rupnagar, 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