Lucknow, July 7: A fake video of the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is circulating on social media platforms claiming that it is the newly renovated temple with stunning interiors. The fake temple video, which is circulating on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, was uploaded to YouTube and shows hundreds of Shivlings inside the temple with truly artistic interiors.
The fake video was shared on Facebook on a page called “World Of Divine”. The video has garnered over 12,000 views for the video at the time of writing. After the video went viral, a fact check was conducted by altnews.in to find the truth behind the viral video. It was revealed that the images used in the viral clip are not of Kashi Vishwanath but of the Shri Mani temple in Varanasi. Click on here to check the fake video of Kashi Vishwanath temple.
The Shri Mani Mandir of Durgakund Varanasi is run by a religious organization called Shri Dharm Sangh. the website Mani Temple has several photos and videos of the temple that show the same structure and lingas seen in the viral video. The same video is also available on the temple website.
Close examination of some media reports also suggested that the Shri Mani Temple was inaugurated in February 2020. Several social media users who had visited the Mani Mandir knew the video was a fake misleading people that it was Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Netizens also wrote that the video shows Mani mandir and not otherwise.
Checking the facts
A fake video of the newly renovated Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi is circulating on social media showing hundreds of Shivlings inside the temple.
The viral clip is not the newly renovated Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. The place of worship has been identified as Mani Mandir in the Durgakund of Varanasi.
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