Fact Check: Viral pictures of under-construction Kashi Viswanath temple passed off as Ayodhya Ram Mandir

Several users on social media shared pictures of the under-construction temple and claimed it as Ayodhya Ram Mandir....

By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on  4 Nov 2020 7:27 AM GMT
Kashi Viswanath temple, Ayodhya Ram Mandir


Several users on social media shared pictures of the under-construction temple and claimed it as Ayodhya Ram Mandir. "This is the first picture of Lord Ram's temple construction at Ayodhya. Brothers, who feel happy seeing this picture, just say "Jai Shree Ram" once with a pure heart," read the caption





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The same images were shared widely on Facebook.








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Fact Check:

These viral pictures are from the construction site of Kashi Vishwanath Temple complex in Varanasi and not related to the construction of Ayodhya Ram Mandir.

A reverse image search of the viral image resulted in an article by Hindustan Times published on 30 Oct 2020. The article features the same viral image which captioned as, "The main complex of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple under construction."





Newsmeter also found a tweet by All India Radio featuring the same images posted on 27 Oct 2020. The tweet reads, "Under construction#KashiVishwanath Temple in Varanasi."


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Several other news portals including News Tree, Jagran, India TV have covered the construction of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple complex featuring the same viral images.

Newsmeter also checked the official Twitter handle of the trust, "Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra" which is overseeing the construction of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya. We found no such viral images on its timeline. There is only one tweet about moving carved stone pillars to the Mandir premises.


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Finally, it is evident from Media reports that the viral images are not related to the construction of Ayodhya Ram Mandir. Therefore claims made on social media are FALSE.


Claim Review:Viral pictures of under-construction Ayodhya Ram Mandir
Claimed By:Twitter Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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