Sengol gains prominence as symbolic significance rises ahead of Tamil Nadu election2 min read 26 May 2023, 08:31 PM IST
The resurgence of 'Sengol' has revitalised the importance of the sceptre in Tamil history, carrying a profound political message for Tamil Nadu ahead of the Assembly election
‘Sengol’ – a historical sceptre – is a Tamil word derived from ‘semmai’, another Tamil word for ‘righteousness’. The word ‘Sengol’ gained significance in India when the Indian government announced that the sceptre will be installed next to the Lok Sabha Speaker’s seat in the new Parliament building on May 28. The narrative that has gained prominence over the past few days is that the ‘Sengol’ was handed over to Jawaharlal Nehru by Adheenam of Tamil Nadu in August 1947 to signify the transfer of power from the British to the Indians.
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