“Bhakra Nangal Project is something tremendous, something stupendous, something which shakes you up when you see it. Bhakra, the new Temple of Resurgent India is the symbol of India’s progress.” Jawahar Lal Nehru
Bhakra Dam is built on river Sutlej and is the second highest concrete straight gravity dam in the world. The height of the dam is 740 ft. which is more than thrice the height of Qutab Minar of Delhi, and 1/3rd height of it is the foundation of the dam that is not visible. It took almost 13 years to construct this dam under the supervision of an eminent American dam designer, Mr. M.H. Slocum. The project was completed in the year 1963. The quantity of concrete that was used in the making of this dam would have been sufficient to build an 8 ft. wide road around the equator. Named after Sri Guru Gobind Singh, Gobindsagar Lake is formed as a reservoir in the rear of Bhakra Dam and is one of the largest in Asia with a depth of over 550 ft. and commands a magnificent view from the top of Bhakra Dam.
Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib [Anandpur Sahib-The City of Bliss] occupies a unique place in Sikh history tradition. It was there in 1699 that Guru Gobind Singh administered Amrit, the nectar, to the first batch of five Sikhs, Panj Piyaras, named them Singhs, the Lions, and founded the Khalsa brotherhood. Gurudwara Sri Takht Keshgarh Sahib or popularly known as Anandpur Sahib- The City of Bliss occupies a unique place in Sikh history tradition. It was there in 1699 that Guru Gobind Singh administered Amrit, the nectar, to the first batch of five Sikhs, Panj Piyaras, named them Singhs, the Lions, and founded the Khalsa brotherhood
Glimpses of Ajooba Complex (Viraset-e khalsa) at Anandpur Sahib.
Viraset-e khalsa is conceived as a repository of the rich heritage of the Khalsa its history and culture of
Punjab so as to inspire visitors with the vision of the Gurus, emphasizing the eternal message of the great
gurus for the whole mankind. The year 1999 marked the Tercentenary of the Birth of the Khalsa. To
commemorate this event, the Chief Minister of Punjab S. Parkash Singh Badal laid forth the outlines of a
magnificient edifice to be known as Virasat – e – Khalsa at Sri Anandpur Sahib. The Heritage Complex is
inspired by the rich natural and architectural heritage of Sri Anandpur Sahib, while also drawing heavily
from Sikh and regional architecture. Contrary to the tradition of domes which crown the sacred Sikh sites,
the roofs of the Museum are concave-shaped receptors facing the sky. Sheathed in stainless steel, they
reflect the sun’s light towards the Gurdwara and the Fort.
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