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A Tribute of Light and Sound to Guru Tegh Bahadur

Sixteen Christie projectors inject a new lease of life to the memorial park dedicated to the ninth Sikh guru

The development of transport infrastructure has witnessed the convergence of highways carrying human flow into Delhi, the capital of India. With a rich history dating back to the 6th century and serving as the capital of several empires, Delhi deserves to be remembered for its past glory. The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) constructed memorial parks at its entry points to Delhi.

Lying along the National Highway 1, the Guru Tegh Bahadur Mem​orial Park is the first of such memorial park to welcome travelers and tourists at the entry point at the border of Delhi and Punjab.

By day, the immense space of the 10-acre Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial Park with its minimalistic architecture offers a relief from the hustle and bustle of Delhi city life. On a closer glance, the Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial Park is an inspiring tourist attraction with a central Obelisk, representing Guru Tegh Bahadur, and three semi-arches representing his three disciples. Ten surrounding monoliths represent the ten Sikh gurus.

Guru Tegh Bahadur is chosen by the authority to represent an inseparable part of the history of Delhi rather than being seen as a religious figure of the Sikhism. He fought in wars against the Mughal forces and built the city of Anandpur Sahib but was martyred by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Therefore the central Obelisk signifies the morale, social and physical strengths of the guru.

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