A historic and monumental circular building in what was known as Gole-Bazar during British times and also as Wright Town. Shaheed Smarak is known the world over for its breathtaking fresco (murals or wall-paintings) by the internationally acclaimed artist Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and his colleagues from Santiniketan on the walls, balcony, parapet and gigantic dome. The central theme of the frescoes is India's war of independence fought between 16th and 19th century AD, starting with Rani Durgavati gearing-up against Moghul Emperor Akbar's attack on Gondwana (now Jabalpur and Mandla). Painted by the famous Beohar Rammanohar Sinha, this is the first painting ever made on Rani Durgavati. Dr Rajendra Prasad and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru visited Jabalpur for the laying of foundation stone and for the inauguration of Shaheed Smarak. The idead of provincial congress committee in 1950s was to construct an auditorium in the shape of a miniaturized version of Delhi's Parliament House with a hall in the middle, a corridor running around it, and rooms for art and cultural activities, art gallery, library, etc., in the periphery. As the then President of PCC, Seth Govindas got the Shaheed Smarak completed very efficiently and well on time. It is currently being looked-after by a Public Trust.