5,000 pieces of art will be put in the new Parliament building to show the 5,000 years of Indian culture.

The Deccan Era has learned that Sanatan parampara and vaastu shastra are the guiding principles for the nearly 5,000 pieces of art, including paintings, decorative art, wall panels, stone sculptures, and metal objects, that will be displayed in 65,000 square metres of the new Parliament building.

Sources say that the six entrances to the new building also have “guardian statues of lucky animals.” These “lucky animals” were chosen because of their importance in Indian culture, vaastu shastra, and because they have qualities like wisdom, victory, power, and success. “Each animal chosen to be in the building has a set of affirmations that spread happiness and peace,” the source said.

Design for the new Parliament building. The new building was put up next to the old Parliament House. (Photo credit:

The gaja (elephant), which stands for wisdom, wealth, intelligence, and memory, stands guard at the ceremonial entrance to the north. Vaastu shastra says that the north is related to Mercury, which is the source of higher intelligence. The ashva (horse) stands ready and alert at the southern entrance. It is a symbol of endurance, strength, power, and speed, which describe the quality of government. The garuda, or eagle, soars over the eastern entrance, representing the hopes and dreams of the people. In vaastu shastra, the rising sun in the east is seen as a sign of victory.

The hamsa (swan) stands for discernment and wisdom and is at the northeast entrance. The other entrances show the makara, a mythical aquatic creature made up of parts from different animals, which represents unity in diversity, and the shardula. This mythical animal is said to be the most powerful of all living things, which represents the power of the people of the country.

The hall for the Rajya Sabha in the New Parliament. The theme of the rooms in the Upper House is Lotus. (Photo Credit:

The new building, which will probably be opened soon, will also have six granite statues of people who were important in the freedom struggle and in making the Constitution, as well as three ceremonial foyers, as many India galleries as there are Houses, and one Constitution gallery.

Sources say that none of the art on the walls of the new building came from a collection. Instead, all of the pieces were made especially for the building. They also said that more than a thousand craftspeople and artists have worked on this project. A source who knew what was going on said that efforts were made to include indigenous and grassroots artists from all over the country. This is because the parliament is supposed to belong to the people of the country and represent their hopes and dreams. The artworks will show the Indian way of life and identity, which has to do with both the culture and the civilization, the official said.

With 888 setas, the new Lok Sabha chamber has a peacock theme inside.

Inside the building, each wall will have a theme that shows something about it, such as what tribal and women leaders have done. An official said that the main story was meant to show “5,000 years of Indian civilization,” and that the Bhakti tradition, Indian scientific traditions, and monuments will all get enough attention.

The Deccan Era looked at an official document that explained the goals of the artwork in the new building. The document says, “The artworks and their installation represent sanatan parampara, which has been going on for thousands of years. Along with that, the overall design is based on the study of vaastu shastra and keeps the building’s character.

Blueprint of the new Parliament building. (Photo credit:

While sanatan parampara is a broad term for Hindu culture, which is thought to have been consistent for hundreds of years, vaastu shastra is the traditional Indian system of architecture based on ancient texts that explain the rules of design, layout, measurements, space arrangement, and spatial geometry.

The new Parliament building has a room for committees. MoHUA’s Central Vista website says that much of the new Parliament will be wood-made. (Photo credit:

Since the parliament building isn’t a public gallery or museum, said another source, there’s no room for high-tech or immersive art here. But in some places, digital screens will be used. The Culture Ministry has put together several committees made up of academics, historians, artists, archaeologists, and officials from the Culture and Urban Development Ministries to plan the inside of the new building.

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed off a copy of the National Emblem on the roof of the building. The National Emblem is made of bronze and stands at the height of 6.5 metres. It weighs 9,500 kg. The architect in charge of the building is Bimal Patel of HCP Design in Ahmedabad. The building is shaped like a triangle and uses styles of Indian architecture from all over the country. The building will have a space for a banyan tree that is 2,000 square metres and open to the sky.

Sansad Bhavan. (Photo credit:

The building is part of the Central Vista Project, which also includes a joint Central Secretariat, a makeover of the Rajpath, a new Prime Minister’s residence, a new Prime Minister’s Office, and a new Vice-enclave. President’s The building is expected to cost Rs 1,200 crore to build.

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