Context: Patiala heritage fest is set to begin in February.
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- This would be a week-long event to be held at Quila Mubarak, Patiala.
- The festival is aimed at raising funds for the renewal and refurbishment of Quila Mubarak.
- A crafts Mela at Sheesh Mahal would also be conducted.
- Stalls at Jang e Saragarhi would also be placed for the mela.
About Quila Mubarak
- The Quila was built by Baba Ala Singh.
- The fortress was the capital of the Phulkian Sikh principality.
- The Quila has been built using the Mughal and Rajasthani schools of architecture.
- The Quila is like the heart of Patiala city, from where the Patiala city started expanding.
- The Sheesh Mahal is also notable for its decorations.
- Its walls are beautifully laid with mirror and gilt, and covered with exquisite frescoes that depict traditional Hindu themes and scenes from celebrated Punjabi folklore.
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