Fact Check: Is this a video of 'abhishekam' being performed at Kathmandu's Pasupathi Nath?

A video of sadhus performing shivling abhishekam is being widely shared on social media with the claim that it is from Kathmandu’s Pasupathi Nath temple.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  6 Jun 2022 6:04 AM GMT
Fact Check: Is this a video of abhishekam being performed at Kathmandus Pasupathi Nath?

Hyderabad: A video of sadhus performing shivling abhishekam is being widely shared on social media with the claim that it is from Kathmandu's Pasupathi Nath temple.




Fact Check

NewsMeter conducted a reverse image search and found the same video on a Telugu local news channel's YouTube page. It was uploaded in 2017 and according to the description, shows the Maha rudrabhishekam in Guntur. The video is titled "Maha Rudrabhishekam @ Amma Ashramam."

There are reports of similar rituals being conducted in various parts of the Telugu states. The videos from these events are similar to the viral one. All of these reports indicate that the viral images are not from Kathmandu. (Click here and here to view the videos)

We couldn't find any reports linking the video to Kathmandu's Pasupathi Nath temple.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:A video of sadhus performing shivling abhishekam is being widely shared on social media with the claim that it is from Kathmandu’s Pasupathi Nath temple.
Claimed By:Social media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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