Hyderabad: A YouTube video reportedly showing the exterior of the Ram Mandir that is being constructed in Ayodhya is circulating on WhatApp. The post reads, "Exterior sculpture planned at Sri Ram temple, Ayodhya." (archive)


The claim is false.

The viral video shows the exterior of a Jain Temple in Gujarat and not the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

NewsMeter found the same video on YouTube. According to the video description, the Chuli Jain temple is situated at Halvad Dhrangadhra highway in Gujarat and is 12 km from Dhrangadhra city toward Halvad.

Taking a cue from this, we searched online for the Chuli Jain temple and found the same photos linked to the Gujarat temple. A travel website also stated that this is indeed the Jain Temple at Halvad- Dhrangadhra highway in Gujarat. NewsMeter also contacted a few locals in Gujarat who confirmed this is the Chuli Jain Temple.


Further, the Ayodhya Ram Mandir has not been completed yet. The construction work is still in progress. The Twitter handle of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra shared images of the site that clearly shows work in progress.

It is clear that the foundation for the Ram Mandir is yet to be completed. The viral video is of Gujarat's Jain temple. Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Video of the exterior of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya
Claimed By :  Social Media users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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