In the ongoing controversy surrounding the transfer of power, the head of Thiruvavaduthurai Mutt, Sri Sri Ambalavana Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, has stated that there are no photographs of Lord Mountbatten during the transfer of power. However, the mutt possesses special souvenirs that document the handing over of ‘sengol’ to Lord Mountbatten. The Aadheenam spokesperson emphasized that these souvenirs serve as evidence of the historical event, even though photographic proof is absent.
No Photographic Evidence of Lord Mountbatten, Says Thiruvavaduthurai Mutt
According to Sri Sri Ambalavana Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, the Thiruvavaduthurai Mutt does not possess any photographs of Lord Mountbatten during the transfer of power. He argued that only those who were alive at the time can confirm the event’s details. However, he highlighted that historical newspaper articles provide proof of a similar ‘Sengol’ being handed over to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, drawing a parallel with the oath-taking ceremony of the Chola dynasty.
Souvenirs Serve as Testimony to Transfer of Power
Despite the absence of photographic evidence, the Thiruvavaduthurai Mutt possesses special souvenirs that record the handing over of ‘sengol’ to Lord Mountbatten. The Aadheenam spokesperson emphasized that these souvenirs, published after Independence and the first Republic Day, hold historical significance. They serve as an account of the math’s involvement in the transfer of power, contradicting the claims made by certain individuals who deny the symbolic value of ‘sengol’ as a representation of the transfer of British power to India.
The Controversy Surrounding ‘Sengol’ and the Transfer of Power
The Thiruvavaduthurai Aadheenam’s statement comes in response to the Congress party’s assertion that there is no documented evidence of ‘sengol’ being associated with the transfer of power from the British. This statement by the Aadheenam serves to counter the claims made by Congress leaders. Jairam Ramesh, a prominent Congress member, expressed surprise at the use of ‘sengol’ as a symbol of transfer of power, calling it manufactured and intended for political purposes.
The dispute over the transfer of power and the significance of ‘sengol’ continues, with the head of Thiruvavaduthurai Mutt denying the existence of photographic evidence. Nevertheless, the mutt maintains that special souvenirs provide a historical account of the handing over of ‘sengol’ to Lord Mountbatten. This controversy highlights the different perspectives and interpretations surrounding this significant event in India’s history.
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