Noida: On 19 October, the name of Noida Film City turned ‘Hanuman Ji Manka Sthal’ on Google maps. This incident comes when #NoidafilmcityExcavation was trending in Twitter. The user who changed the name of film city also suggested it to be a Hindu Temple. Interestingly, the Urban lake Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad was read as Jai Sri Ram Sagar on Google.
— Kunal Gaurav (@desipatrakar) October 18, 2019
An anonymous twitter user posted a post in Hindi that according to some professor from Rohtak University in his research has found that under Noida Film city was once an old Hanuman Temple, where Manka (Bead) which fell from Hanuman’s Gada (a cudgel like structure) was established.
प्रोफेसर दहिया की रिसर्च और मशहूर पुरातत्व विशेषज्ञ कगिशो आर्चर की रिपोर्ट कहती है कि जहाँ सोने की नवोदय नगरी थी, वहाँ आज नोयडा शहर आबाद है। मनका जड़ित भव्य बजरंगी मंदिर की अग्जेक्ट लोकेशन सेक्टर 16 A फ़िल्म सिटी बतायी गयी है। शायद मंदिर भूतल से लगभग 3000 मीटर नीचे है। (4/n)
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 (@RoflGandhi_) October 17, 2019
After his tweet went viral many twitterattis started demanding excavation of Noida film city. Noida Film City houses a number of media organizations.
According the research of
"Prof. Dahia" there was a huge Hanuman temple at the place of Noida filmcity
"News Channel Headquarters can be build even in Pakistan, But Hanuman Manka Temple must be build in Nawodaya Nagar, No compromise at hindus faith" pic.twitter.com/th5mtfaOgA
— Shivam Sharma (@imShivam08) October 17, 2019
The important question now is who will be leading the rath yatra for Noida Film City Demolition?
Hum hanuman bhakto ko manka chahiye. Jai Hanuman hum aayenge, mandir wahi banayenge! 🙏🚩#NoidaFilmCityExcavation
— jhoota arnoob (@AlexDesi6) October 17, 2019
Some people also took it as joke
— Badnaam Kulfi (@EkKanpuriya) October 19, 2019
— Snehil Verman (@SnehilVerman) October 17, 2019
How can we change names of places on Google Maps?
Search the place you want to change name of, click on the map of the particular place, it shows you, ‘Suggest an Edit’ option in your left hand side. Once you click on that, it will ask you if you want to change the name and other details or if you want to remove the place. From Change name option, edit details such as address, phone number, location of the place.
The facility is provided by Google, so that mistakes can be rectified, but it is being reportedly misused by many.