Modi Offered Sashtang Pranam At New Parliament Building
With the inauguration of the new Parliament building in the national capital on Sunday, the country witnessed Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing ‘sashtang pranam’ (prostration) in front of the ‘Sengol’ as a mark of respect and commitment towards nation reminding a similar gesture of PM Modi during ‘bhoomi pooja’ of Ram Lalla in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.
Amid the chanting of Vedic mantras and sounds of conch shells, PM Modi performed ‘sashtang pranam’ (prostration) in front of the ‘Sengol’ as a mark of respect during the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament.
Referring to the establishment of sacred Sengol, the Prime Minister said that in the great Chola empire, Sengol was seen as a symbol of ‘service to the nation’.
Modi installed the sacred ‘Sengol’ in the Lok Sabha chamber, right next to the Speaker’s chair in the new Parliament building, after performing puja.
“Delighted to see Sengol being recognized at the inauguration of the new building of the Indian Parliament. Its august presence illustrates how heritage and progress merge beautifully, giving us added inspiration to fulfil people’s aspirations,” PM Modi tweeted after installing the Sengol in Parliament.
PM Modi was handed over the historic ‘Sengol’ by Adheenams before it was installed in the new Parliament building.
PM Modi took a decision to adopt Sengol as a national symbol of the Amrit Kaal.
This is the same Sengol that was accepted by the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru at his residence on the night of August 14, in the presence of several leaders.
In 2020, Modi had bowed down in front of the Ram Lalla idol in the Ram Temple premises in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya when he arrived at Ram Janmabhoomi to perform ‘bhoomi poojan’ of ‘Bhagwan Shri Ramlalla Virajman’.
Prior to this, PM Modi in 2019, had bowed and respectfully touched the Constitution of India with his forehead, as he walked towards the podium after being elected as the leader of the NDA and BJP parliamentary party.
In 2014 too, as he stepped into the Parliament for the first time after storming the BJP into power, PM Modi bent down with his forehead touching the stairs, to register his high respect for the “temple of democracy.” (ANI)
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