Banda Ba­hadur me­mo­rial at Chap­par Chiri

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Sikh val­our was cel­e­brated in 2011 with the con­struc­tion of the Baba Banda Singh Ba­hadur me­mo­rial at Chap­par Chiri, the fa­mous bat­tle­ground where Sikh war­rior Baba Banda Singh Ba­hadur and his brave soldiers de­feated the Mughal king of Sirhind, Wazir Khan, and es­tab­lished first Sikh Raj in the coun­try in 1711. The 328-feet high fateh burj (vic­tory tower) - also pitched as the tallest me­mo­rial in the coun­try - stands amid chidis (low-ly­ing ar­eas) and tibis (mounds). Spread over 20 acres, the me­mo­rial has six ar­ti­fi­cial mounds that hold the sculp­tures of Baba Banda Singh Ba­hadur and his five gen­er­als — Bhai Fateh Singh, Bhaii Aali Singh, Bhai Mali Singh, Bhai Baj Singh and Bhai Ram Singh.

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