Hemchandra Vikramaditya Samadhi is a memorial to the Hindu king Hemu at Shodapur village on Jind road near Panipat.
Hemchandra Vikramaditya Samadhi stands at the location where he was executed. This property formed the Camp of Babur in 1526 during First Battle of Panipat and Camp of Akbar in 1556 during the Second Battle of Panipat. The area still has a Water Tank constructed with Lakhori Bricks in dilapidated condition built during the stay of Babur. The Samadhi Sthal was constructed by Hemu's supporters during Akbar's rule on the spot where the dead Hemchandra Vikramaditya was beheaded by Bairam Khan to get a false title of Ghazi for Akbar. The structure in revenue records is classified as 'Khanghah' in Persian, meaning a 'Serai' or a resting place for travellers. Such Serai's were often constructed by rich in memory of dead especially in Rewari area of Haryana where Hem Chandra belonged to.
Hemchandra Vikramaditya Samadhi is built in Hindu architecture. Several such structures, called 'Chattries' or 'Resting Places' for travellers are found in Rewari area with similar architecture and constructed during the last many centuries. Hemu's rise from his humble beginnings in Rewari to the assumption of the royal title of Raja Vikramaditya is considered a notable turning point in history. But for the stray arrow in a battle where he was in a position of strength, Hemu Vikramaditya could well have brought about a restoration of a "Sanskritic/Brahminical monarchical tradition" to a region which had been subject to Muslim rule for centuries. The Second Battle of Panipat was fought on 5 November 1556 between the forces of Akbar and Hemu, a Hindu king of Delhi. Hemu had a large army, and initially, his forces were winning, but suddenly Hemu was struck by an arrow in the eye and he lost his senses. On not seeing him in his howdah on the back of an elephant, his army fled. The wounded Hemu was captured by Shah Quli Khan and carried to the Mughal camp at Shodapur on Jind Road at Panipat. According to Badayuni, Bairam Khan asked Akbar to behead Hemu so that he could earn the title of Ghazi. Akbar replied 'He is already dead, if he had any strength for a duel, I would have killed him'. After Akbar's refusal Hemu's body was denied honour by the Mughal battle tradition and was unceremoniously beheaded by Bairam Khan.