Sengol in New Parliament House: The date of inauguration of the new Parliament House is approaching. PM Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on May 28. Meanwhile, the discussion of Sengol is also going on vigorously. which will be installed in the new parliament building. Sengol is called Rajdanda in Hindi. The story of this scepter is related to Indian history. It will be established with Tamil traditions.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the scepter has a great contribution in our history. Because of this it will be dedicated to the nation. Sengol is derived from the Tamil word semai, meaning religion, truth and loyalty. Sengol was a symbol of power and authority of the Indian emperor Ashoka. It is made of silver plated with gold.
Why is Sengol in the headlines?
Indeed, Sengol symbolizes the transfer of power. is considered Symbolizes the transfer of power from the British to India, as it was originally used to transfer power from one king to another during the Chola dynasty in Tamil Nadu. It will be placed near the seat of the Lok Sabha Speaker.
In this regard, the Union Home Minister said, “Our government believes that it is not right to keep this sacred ‘Sengol’ in a museum. There can be no other place more suitable, holy and appropriate than Parliament House to establish ‘Sengol’, which is why Sengol is in the limelight after all these years. Until now it was housed in the Nehru Gallery of the Allahabad Museum.
During its installation in the new Parliament House, the Shaiva Math Adhyanams of Tamil will be present. Sengol will be purified with holy water. Tamil temple singer Kolru Padhigam will perform it. After the ceremonies, it will be handed over to PM Modi, who will be installed in the new Parliament building.
History associated with Pandit Nehru
Union Home Minister said. That on 14 August 1947 at 10.45 a.m. on behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu it (Sengol) was handed over to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He said that the one who is given this right is expected to rule justly and fairly. After India received the scepter, it was taken in a procession to the Constituent Assembly Hall.
Special association with Chola, Maurya and Gupta dynasties
Cholas, Maurya and Gupta It was given importance during the coronation of kings during dynasty rule. It was given by one ruler to another during the transfer of power. It is also considered a symbol of heritage and tradition.
Official sources told PTI that the scepter has been brought to Delhi from the Allahabad Museum. According to sources, "The funeral scepter was kept as part of the Nehru Gallery of the Allahabad Museum along with many other historical objects associated with Jawaharlal Nehru."
A senior official of the museum said that the foundation stone of the present building of the museum was laid by Nehru on December 14, 1947 and it was opened to the public in 1954 during the Kumbh Mela.
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