Fact Check: Bell in viral image is NOT for Ayodhya Ram Mandir

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 Sep 2020 8:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Bell in viral image is NOT for Ayodhya Ram Mandir

Hyderabad: A picture of a huge bell with the words 'Jai Sri Ram' is viral on social media. Netizens claim that it is made of 8 metals and it is for Ram Mandir.

"Ram Mandir bell is almost ready; single cast piece, easily the largest,6'X5', weighing 2,100kg made of Ashtadhatu, a combination of eight metals -- gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, tin, iron and mercury. This can be heard up to 15Km.#JaiShriRam@LostTemple7 https://t.co/8F3LSjbrIV", reads the message

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FACT CHECK: This claim is false. Newsmeter performed a reverse image search and found an article with the same viral picture. The caption of the picture reads, "600 kg bell going from Tamil Nadu to Ayodhya Ram Temple".

Ram Mandir Bell

Based on this, we performed a keyword search about the bell for the Ram Mandir. While it is true that eight metal bell weighing 2100 kgs is being built, this picture doesn't show that.

Upon translation of the text written in the viral picture, it states that the bell was built in a place called Ramakrishan Nadar Pottery Shop in Eral (Tamil Nadu) and it weighs 600kgs and is for the Ayodhya Ram temple.

Ram Mandir Bell1

We also found the shop's contact in 'Justdial', whose details also show the image of the large bronze bell as seen in the viral video.

Ram Mandir Bell2

The largest bell for the Ram temple at Ayodhya, according to The Times of India weighs 2,100 kg. It is being made at Jalesar town in the Etah district of Uttar Pradesh.

Therefore, the claim is false. The bell seen in the viral image is NOT the same bell that is being built for Ayodhya Temple.

Claim Review:Bell in viral image is for Ayodhya Ram Mandir
Claimed By:Twitter Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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