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[[Image:TombSalimChisti.jpg|thumb|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 [[Overhang (architecture)|overhanging]] [[eaves]] or cover of a [[roof]], usually supported on large carved [[bracket (architecture)|brackets]]. It was used extensively by Hindus for thousands of years, and then more recently borrowed by the invading Muslim empires into the common vocabulary of “Mughal Architecture."
It forms part of the architecture of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. In Rajasthan they are particularly large.
* [http://archnet.org/library/dictionary/entry.tcl?entry_id=DIA0068 ArchNet Dictionary of Islamic Architecture: Chajja]