Every day some or the other new information is coming to the fore on the ‘Sengol’ installed near the Lok Sabha Speaker’s chair in the new Parliament House. In this sequence, it has been learned that PM Modi came to know about this symbol of freedom by famous dancer Padma Subramaniam.
Actually, two years ago in the year 2021, famous dancer Padma came to know about Sengol through a Tamil magazine ‘Tughlaq’. After this, he translated the article of that magazine from Tamil to English and sent it to PM Modi. In the letter, he appealed to PM Modi to tell about this to all the countrymen on the occasion of Independence Day.
She says that Sengol is a symbol of transfer of power. He told that he came to know about Sengol after reading an article that told how Kanchi Maha Swami (Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi) told his disciple Mettu Swamigal about Sengol and then it was mentioned in a book by Dr. Subramaniam. He told about the importance of this Sengol in a conversation with India Today.
She says that in Tamil culture, umbrella, scepter and throne these three things are given at the time of transfer of power. Among them, Sengol is not only a symbol of strength but also of justice. Its importance is thousands of years old. After this he talked about how Sengol met Nehru….
#WATCH | “Feel elated Sengol will be placed in building of India’s secular govt,” renowned Indian classical dancer Padma Subrahmanyam, who wrote a letter on ‘Sengol’ to Prime Minister’s Office, speaks about the historical aspect and significance of the golden sceptre.
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2023
Sengol’s investigation started after receiving this letter in PM Modi’s office. The Union Ministry of Culture took the help of experts from the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts and from the National Archives to all the newspapers and documents at that time were searched about it. But it came to know when the information was sent to the museums and information came that Sengol is kept in Allahabad museum.
Investigation revealed that this Sengol was prepared by the famous Wummidi Bangaru Chetty and Sons Jewelers and Diamond Merchants of Bangalore and it cost 15000 to make it in 1947. Today, when the importance of Sengol is being talked about everywhere, the dancer says that her dream is coming true with the establishment of Sengol in the temple of democracy. It is special in itself because it is not even mentioned in any historical book.
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