New Delhi: The golden ‘Sengol’, which marked the symbol of transfer of power from British to India has been moved from Allahabad Museum to New Delhi reported ANI. The ‘Sengol’, which was kept at the museum and forgotten from history, will make a grand appearance at the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
The Sengol is a 162 cm long silver stick with golden polish. The scepter has a figure of the sacred Nandi on top, which denotes justice. The Sengol was a symbolic representation of transfer of power during the Chola times. India’s last Governor General, C Rajagopalachari had given the idea to Jawaharlal Nehru to use the Sengol as symbol of transfer of power from the British to India.
Allahabad Museum curator Waman Wankhede told ANI that the whole collection of Jawaharlal Nehru is kept at the museum including the Sengol. The scepter was moved to the national museum last year.
The Sengol will be installed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi close to the Speaker’s podium during the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
The Sengol will be received by the PM from priests of 20 ‘Adheenam’ or monasteries from Tamil Nadu, who will preside over the rituals.