The Vijay Stambh – A Tribute to Babu Veer Kunwar Singh

The Vijay Stambh

The ‘Victory Pillar’ or the ‘Vijay Stambh’ is ready in the Bhojpur district of  Bihar to tell the heroic story of Babu Veer Kunwar Singh.

Babu Veer Kunwar Singh was a Freedom Fighter from Bihar who took part in the 1857 Revolt – India’s first War of Independence. At the age of 80, he led the army against the Britishers. He was an expert in Guerilla Warfare. During the revolt period, while crossing the river Ganga, he was shot in the right arm by the Britishers. To avoid infection he cut his wounded hand with his sword.

In order to tribute Veer Kunwar Singh’s bravery, courage, sacrifice, his contribution to the freedom fight, the ‘Vijay Stambh’ has been built at Kayamnagar in Bhojpur district of Bihar.  The shining bronze Sword is 21 ft high including the base its heights to 35 ft in an area of 130 sq. feet. It is located on the bank of the ‘Surahi’ River in Kayamnagar village of Bhojpur, Bihar.  

Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) has decided to put Vijay Stambh in four districts of Bhojpur. The districts include Kayamnagar, Bibiganj, Barsingha Buzurg, and Sheopur Ghat. four swords will be casted at Jaipur, Rajasthan with an estimated cost of seven crores. 

In September 2020, one out of four Vijay stambh was  ready at Kayamnagar, Bhojpur and is now open to the public. BSTDC plans to inaugurate all four ‘Vijay Stambh’ on the same day, once they all are ready. 

Bhojpur being the birthplace of Veer Kunwar Singh has been chosen for erecting the Vijay Stambh. 

Till now, Bhojpur was untouched by tourists. Displaying Kunwar Singh’s historical Sword is a great start to attract tourists to Bhojpur.

People can see this sword from far near NH30. It will be like a landmark of Bihar that symbolizes bravery and courage.