Only Modi has shown the will and courage to rectify the mistakes of Pandit Nehru.

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It is reported that the ceremonial scepter (Sengol) given to the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru as a symbol of the transfer of power in August 1947 was kept in the Nehru gallery of the Allahabad Museum and brought to Delhi to be installed in the new building of Parliament. Is.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not only working to take the country forward on every front, but he is also correcting many mistakes of history, especially the mistakes of the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. By building the Statue of Unity, the world’s largest statue dedicated to the country’s first home minister, Sardar Patel, Modi gave him the respect that Nehru and the Congress did not give him. Modi corrected Nehru’s biggest mistake by removing Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Now Modi is going to install that scepter in the new Parliament building of the country which was handed over to Nehru by invitation at the time of independence. But Nehru did not respect him properly and sent him away from Delhi to a museum in Prayagraj. But now that historical sengol i.e. the scepter has been brought back and it will be respectfully installed near the seat of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. If seen, the scene of August 14, 1947 will be repeated on May 28. Just like the sacred Sengol was handed over to Nehru after chanting, it will be handed over to Prime Minister Modi.

Where was Sengol till now?

It is reported that the ceremonial scepter (Sengol) given to the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru as a symbol of the transfer of power in August 1947 was kept in the Nehru gallery of the Allahabad Museum and brought to Delhi to be installed in the new building of Parliament. Is. The ceremonial 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 museum official 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. Let us tell you that the two-storey building is located in Chandrashekhar Azad Park (earlier Alfred Park) of Company Bagh area in Prayagraj.

Modi government’s side

On the other hand, the government has informed that this historic scepter made of silver and gold plated will be installed near the chair of the Lok Sabha Speaker on May 28. The new Parliament House will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the same day. The government says that on May 28, the Prime Minister will receive the ‘Sengol’ from an Adhinam in Tamil Nadu and with great respect, install it near the chair of the Lok Sabha Speaker. Let us tell you that the leader of Adheenam appointed jeweler Wummidi Bangaru Chetty to make ‘Sengol’ (five feet in length). The official website of Wummidi Bangaru Jewelers has a mention about the scepter and also a rare photo of Nehru, which was also featured in the short film released on ‘Sengol’. Two men involved in the making of the original scepter in 1947 – 96-year-old Wummidi Ethirajulu and 88-year-old Wummidi Sudhakar – are expected to attend the opening ceremony of the new Parliament building.

History of Sengol

If seen, the Scepter (Sengol) to be installed in the new Parliament House is related to Tamil history, which is about 2,000 years old from the Sangam period. Former Tamil University professor S. Rajavelu states that it was a traditional Chola practice for samayacharyas (spiritual gurus) to lead the coronation of kings and to consecrate the transfer of power, which was seen as recognition of the ruler. “Tamil kings had this sengol (Tamil word for scepter), which is a symbol of justice and good governance. The importance of Sengol is mentioned in two epics – Silpathikaram and Manimekalai.” Rajavelu said that the use of ‘scepter’ has been very famous since the Sangam period. He said that there is a whole chapter on Sengol in Tamil poetry ‘Thirukkural’. Rajavelu said that the head of the ancient Shaivite Thiruvaduthurai Adinam Math had presented Sengol to Nehru in 1947. PT Chockalingam, associated with major Saivite monasteries, says that it was our Rajaji (C Rajagopalachari, the last Governor General of India) who convinced Nehru that such a ceremony was needed as India had its own traditions and sovereign authority. The transfer should be led by a spiritual leader.

It is reported that at the time of the transfer of power on August 14, 1947, three people were specially brought from Tamil Nadu- the deputy chief priest of Aadheenam, nadhaswaram player Rajarathinam Pillai and Othuvar (singer) who brought Sengol and conducted the proceedings. was operated. According to the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department’s 2021-22 policy note: “At the time of enthronement, the traditional guru or preceptor of the king will hand over the ceremonial scepter to the new ruler.” After completing the singing of the last line of the 11th stanza from Thevaram, Thiruvvaduthurai Aadinam Thambiran Swamigal handed over the gilded silver scepter to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

enthusiasm in the country

At that time Pandit Nehru had sent this scepter to the museum, but now Prime Minister Modi is bringing it to the Parliament. This thing is being praised all over the country. CR Kesavan, the great-grandson of C. Rajagopalachari, the first Indian Governor-General of India, has said that the scepter was first given to Mountbatten and later to Pujari. The priest sanctified it with Ganges water and later presented it to Nehru. It was a historical event. No one knew about this. This scepter was kept in Allahabad Museum saying that it is a golden walking stick which was given to Pandit Nehru. CR Kesavan said that I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reviving this sacred scepter Sengol.

However, the government has rightly said that it is inappropriate to keep the sacred ‘Sengol’ in the museum. There can be no other place more appropriate, sacred and suitable than the Parliament House for the establishment of ‘Sengol’. Along with this, it is also pleasant to see that along with all the characteristics of ancient and modern India, a glimpse of our ancient civilization, culture and history will be seen in the new Parliament House.

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