Despite its design to handle air fluctuations, the weight of the Khanda could not be sustained on the foundation. The Khanda was manufactured at Satnam Fabrication in Moga under surveillance of Sant Baba Karnail Singh Tallewal. It consumed 3 months and costs Rs. 22 lakhs to get finalized.
The incident led to huge embarrassment for the Punjab Government as despite spending huge sums of money to get the Khanda installed, it’s foundation could not sustain the weight. The foundation cost another Rs. 20 lakh.
The khanda is 18 feet wide and of weighs 3 tons. It was installed at Sri Anandpur Sahib by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Badal in celebration of 350th foundation day of Sri Anandpur Sahib. Chief Minister Badal held the Khanda was in the honour of the Sikh community and its glorious history.