Aala | Wall niche


Category: Manjush
Location: Rewari, Rewari, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Materials: Earth, Stone
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Painting
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This aala was found in a residence in Thathera Mohalla, a neighbourhood in Rewari city, where metal craftspeople lived. A shrine of Lord Bherunath, a local god worshipped by the craftspeople, was made in this aala. A layer of soot had accumulated on the wall surface due to the lamps lit every day, while offering prayers.

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