Wagh Nakh: Way is clear for Wagh Nakh to come to India soon, Chhatrapati Shivaji had killed Afzal Khan with this

Pankaj Prasad
Wagh Nakh
Wagh Nakh

Maharashtra's Cultural Affairs Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said that tiger claw is not just an object for us, but a symbol of faith.

UK authorities have agreed to give back the 'Wagh Nakh'. In such a situation, 'Wagh Nakh', the tiger claw-shaped dagger used by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, is about to return home. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj used this tiger claw-shaped dagger to kill Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate, in 1659.

MoU will be signed

Maharashtra Cultural Affairs Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar will visit London in October for the official process of bringing it back to India. There he will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Victoria and Albert Museum. This nail is kept in this museum. If everything goes as planned, 'Wagh Nakh' will arrive in the country this year itself.

will go on this day

On bringing back the Wagh nails, Minister Mungantiwar said that we will go to London on October 1. We will sign an MoU there on October 3 and in November we will bring Wagh Nakh. He said that the MoU is being signed because they have some terms and conditions of their own.

symbol of faith

The minister said that we had thought that we would take it to various places across Maharashtra, but they have refused. He said that we have made another plan. Let's see what will happen next. He said that Wagh Nakh is not just an object for us, but a symbol of faith.

What is a tiger's nails?

The metal claw or 'Wagh Nakh' is a weapon designed to fit over the knuckles or hide in and under the palm. It consists of four or five curved blades connected by a crossbar. This weapon was used by Shivaji Maharaj to kill Afzal Khan, the commander of the Adil Shahi dynasty of the Bijapur Sultanate. Mungantiwar had said that he had earlier discussed with the British Deputy High Commissioner about providing 'Jagdamba' sword and 'Wagh Nakh'. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is being signed regarding this. The minister had a meeting on April 16 with British Deputy High Commissioner for Western India Alan Gemmell and Deputy Chief of Political and Bilateral Affairs Imogen Stone.