Hyderabad: An image of a transparent Shivling is viral on social media. Users claim that the picture is from Nepal's Pashupatinath temple.

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Fact Check

The claim is False.

We performed a Google reverse Image Search, which directed us to a Facebook page 'Mandawa-पारदर्शी शिव मंदिर'. On this Facebook page, we found a news clipping of a local newspaper. It was said that there is a transparent Shivling in a temple in Ward 18 of Mandawa.

We then found a video uploaded on a YouTube channel on 5th December 2020. The description of the video: "Transparent Shivling temple in Mandawa Rajasthan".

We then performed a Keyword search for the Shivling of Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal. We were then directed to a video of ABP News.

It is therefore evident that the claim is False. The image of the transparent Shivling is from Mandawa, Rajasthan.

Claim Review :   Image of Pashupatinath temple in Nepal
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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