Aliya | Wall niche
Location: Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth, Lime
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
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.