ADVERTISEMENT

That's Mani Mandir, Not 'Newly Renovated' Kashi Vishwanath Temple

The video which has now gone viral is not of Kashi Vishwanath temple but Mani Mandir in Durgakund, Varanasi.

Published
WebQoof
3 min read
That's Mani Mandir, Not 'Newly Renovated' Kashi Vishwanath Temple
i

A video has gone viral claiming to be of the "newly renovated" Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

However, we found that the video is of Mani Mandir (temple) in Varanasi and not the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

ADVERTISEMENT

CLAIM

Social media users are sharing the video with the claim that it is the Kashi Vishwanath temple, which has been renovated.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>An archived version of the tweet can be found <a href="https://archive.st/archive/2021/6/twitter.com/o8no/twitter.com/sapnajoshi122/status/1405841926897635331.html">here</a>.&nbsp;</p></div>

An archived version of the tweet can be found here

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

The post has also been viral on Facebook.

That's Mani Mandir, Not 'Newly Renovated' Kashi Vishwanath Temple

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

The archived links of the viral video can be accessed here, here and here.

WHAT WE FOUND

In the comments section of the viral posts, users commented that it is the Mani Mandir in Varanasi. Taking cue from that, we searched for the video of the temple on YouTube.

We found a video published on 26 Jan 2021 by a YouTube blogger and the elements matched with the now viral video.

That's Mani Mandir, Not 'Newly Renovated' Kashi Vishwanath Temple

(Source: Viral Video/YouTube/Altered by The Quint)

We also found the video of the temple on the temple's official website.

Next, we looked into news articles and found that Hindi daily Amar Ujala had done stories on Mani Mandir and several elements in the video matched with the photos they had published.

That's Mani Mandir, Not 'Newly Renovated' Kashi Vishwanath Temple

(Source: Viral Video/Amar Ujala/Altered by The Quint)

That's Mani Mandir, Not 'Newly Renovated' Kashi Vishwanath Temple

(Source: Viral Video/Amar Ujala/Altered by The Quint)

We also found the viral video uploaded by a channel named 'Planner India' in 2020 and in the description, it was written that the newly designed temple was developed by them.

The caption read, "This uploaded video is of Mani Mandir, Varanasi which is now-a-days viral as if in the name of Newly Renovated Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Varanasi. Planner India confirms this is fake news & it is a newly designed and developed Temple by Planner India within the campus of Dharmasangh Ashram Durgakund Varanasi (sic)."

Evidently, a video of Mani Mandir has been falsely shared as that of "newly renovated" Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

ADVERTISEMENT

(Not convinced of a post or information you came across online and want it verified? Send us the details on WhatsApp at 9643651818, or e-mail it to us at webqoof@thequint.com and we'll fact-check it for you. You can also read all our fact-checked stories here.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider
25
100
200

or more

PREMIUM

3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT
×
×