Memorial inspired from 'Chakravyuh' formation, has four thematic concentric circles
The memorial's design is inspired from Chakravyuh, a military formation depicted in Mahabharata, and has four thematic concentric circles with a 15.5-meter tall ceremonial obelisk placed at its center carrying the eternal flame.
The thematic circles are Amar Chakra or Circle of Immortality, Veerta Chakra or Circle of Bravery, Tyag Chakra or Circle of Sacrifice and Rakshak Chakra or Circle of Protection.
Names of 25,942 battle casualties are inscribed on Memorial's walls
The memorial was built between February 2017 and February 2018 and the names of 25,942 battle casualties are inscribed on its four walls. The memorial reportedly cost Rs. 176 crore and its design was selected through a global competition.