Chhajja

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The tomb of Salim Chishti in Fatehpur Sikri (India) exhibiting a deep chhajja following the perimeter of the building supported with elaborate brackets

A chhajja is the projecting or overhanging eaves or cover of a roof, usually supported on large carved brackets.

It forms part of the architecture of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. In Rajasthan they are particularly large.

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