Historic Sengol to be installed in new parliament building

Historic Sengol to be installed in new parliament building

Sengol is a symbol of historic legacy. It have been used as a symbol for transfer of power since long. It used to be handover from king to his successor. It was used on 14 August 1947, during transfer of power from British to Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

When India attained intendance from British the then Viceroy Lord Mountbatten asked Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for what ceremony should be followed to symbolise trasfer of power. Jawaharlal Nehru consulted C. Rajagopalachari who suggested the Chola model of power transfer. It have been preserved in a museum in Allahabad since 1947.

Sengol is derived from Tamil word Semmai which mean Righteousness. It is a practice carried on from the Chola Kingdom. It is five feet long made of silver metal and is gold coated. It have carved nandi at the top. The Nandi on top of the ‘Sengol’ is symbol of ‘nyaya.’ Tamil kings had this sengol, which is a symbol of justice and good governance.

New Parliament building will be inaugurated on May 28 by the prime minister of India Narendra Modi and ‘Sengol” will be placed in new Parliament building. The Sengol will be installed near the chair of the Speaker in the new Parliament building.

Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video of the new Parliament building.

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