Haara | Hearth


Category: Vastu
Location: Dangarh, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Haara is a cylindrical earthen hearth used to heat milk or water. A pit was dug into the ground, into which this earthen haara was placed. Coal, which is the fuel for the hearth, would be placed at the bottom. The vessel containing milk or water would be placed inside for it to boil.

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