The upcoming inauguration of the new parliament building will also see PM Modi install a historic sceptre from Tamil Nadu next to the Lok Sabha Speaker’s seat. The sceptre measures five feet in length and has a ‘Nandi’ bull on top, symbolising justice.


About Thiruvavaduthurai Adheenam

  • It is a prominent Shaiva monastic organisation or mutt (matha) based in Tamil Nadu, India.
  • The mutt is located in Dharmapuram, a town in the Mayiladuthurai district of Tamil Nadu.
  • It is one of the oldest and most revered Adheenams (monastic institutions) in the Shaiva tradition.
  • It was established in the 10th century by the sage Tirugnana Sambandar, who was one of the four main Nayanars (saints) of Shaivism.
  • Features —
      • The Adheenam is primarily focused on promoting and preserving the teachings, rituals, and practices of Shaivism.
      • The Adheenam is involved in publishing Saivite literature, specifically Thevaram and Tiruvasakam and its translations.
      • The head of the Thiruvavaduthurai Adheenam holds the title of “Adheenakarthar” and is considered a spiritual leader and guide for the followers.