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Fact Check: Photo of ‘Sanctuary of Truth’ From Thailand Passed Off As That of A Temple In Varanasi

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: March 31, 2021

Vishvas News (New Delhi): A picture of some idols is going viral on social media. It has been claimed that the picture is of Kashiraj Kali temple located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Vishvas News investigated the post and found it to be fake. The photo is of a museum based in Pattaya, Thailand, and is going viral with the fake claim.

Claim

Facebook user Sonu Pandey posted a picture on March 26th, writing: ‘Is this wood ?? Made of wood No, this is a stone ,,, The real surprise is not the Taj Mahal. Don’t be surprised, this is a small sample of eternal architecture, which has been erased by historians from your books, Kashiraj, Kalimandir_Banaras.’

The archived version of the Facebook post can be seen here.

Investigation

Vishvas News started the investigation using the Google reverse image tool. We searched the picture viral in the name of Varanasi with the help of the reverse image tool. We found a video on YouTube. In the 1:25 minute of the video uploaded on a channel named Wise Wanderer, we saw the same idols, the photo of which is going viral in the name of Banaras. According to the video, the idol is in Pattaya, Thailand. Its name is ‘Sanctuary of Truth’. It is a museum.

During the investigation, we also found an article on Bangkok.com. In the article, it has been mentioned that the museum has been created by a local business tycoon. More information about this can be read here.

Vishvas News contacted Dainik Jagran’s office in Varanasi. Photo Journalist Bhairav Jaiswal of Dainik Jagran shared some photos of Kashiraj Kali Temple based in Varanasi. In these pictures, we could not find even one such sculpture, as seen in the viral picture.

Rahul Pathak of the priest family of Kashiraj Kali temple was also contacted. He told that this temple was built by the King of Kashi. The stone-built Kashiraj Kali temple is over hundred years old. The viral picture is not from this temple.

We scanned the profile of the Facebook user Sonu Pandey who shared the viral photo. We found that the user has 1678 friends.

निष्कर्ष: Vishvas News investigated the post and found it to be fake. The photo is of a museum based in Pattaya, Thailand, and is going viral with the fake claim.

  • Claim Review : Is this wood ?? Made of wood No, this is a stone ,,, The real surprise is not the Taj Mahal. Don't be surprised, this is a small sample of eternal architecture, which has been erased by historians from your books, Kashiraj, Kalimandir_Banaras
  • Claimed By : Facebook user Sonu Pandey
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