May 28, 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the esteemed Adheenam priests at his official residence in New Delhi recently, seeking their blessings on the eve of the grand inauguration of the new Parliament building.


  • The Sengol sceptre, measuring an impressive five feet in length, is a remarkable creation made from silver and gold.
  • It carries a rich history as it was originally handed over to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru by Lord Mountbatten on August 14, 1947, symbolizing the momentous transfer of power during India's Independence.
  • Subsequently, the sceptre was put on display at The Allahabad Museum, allowing visitors to appreciate its historical significance.
  • The golden scepter has its origins in the Chola empire, where it was used as a symbol of power transfer from one king to another.
  • It had a carving of the Nandi atop it, which is said to be a symbol of justice.