‘Sengol’, given to Nehru in 1947, to be installed in new Parliament building at inauguration ceremony
The sengol — more than five-foot-long gold-plated sceptre topped with a figure of the bull Nandi— will be placed next to the Lok Sabha Speaker’s chair. Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah revealed that the historic 'Sengol' sceptre would be installed in India's newly constructed Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The 'Sengol' sceptre holds immense historical significance, having been originally presented to India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, by Lord Mountbatten to mark the transfer of power to the government of independent India from the British on 14 August, 1947.
On May 28, after a gap of more than 75 years, the very same sengol will be handed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he inaugurates the new Parliament building, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday.
The sengol — more than five-foot-long gold-plated sceptre topped with a figure of the bull Nandi, the vehicle of the Hindu god Shiva — will be placed next to the Lok Sabha Speaker’s chair. The ceremony will be accompanied by the recitation of 11 Tamil verses in praise of Shiva from the Thevaram.
Historically, new rulers of the Chola Empire were vested with the sengol when they ascended the throne. (with Agency inputs)