Patiala heritage fest

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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