Digital Forensic, Research and Analytics Center

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img
HomeFact CheckFact-Check: Rock associated with Sita in Ashok Vatika brought to Ayodhya?

Fact-Check: Rock associated with Sita in Ashok Vatika brought to Ayodhya?

Published on

Subscribe us

Recently, a video of Yogi Adityanath and Jyotiraditya Scindia receiving a relic is going viral on social media.

The video shows a group of individuals carrying the relic out of an aircraft and then carried across the field. The claim is being shared with the caption that this is the rock that Sita sat on in Ashok Vatika in Sri Lanka.

According to Ramayana, Sita was kept captive in Ashok Vatika by Ravana. According to the users, this rock has been gifted to Ayodhya and will be put in the new Ram Mandir.

The video was posted by Ashish Jaggi who is followed by the likes of Kapil Mishra. His video has over 3,00,000 which is staggering.

Video posted by Ashish Jaggi
Video posted by other users

Fact-Check:

However, after reverse searching the keyframes of the video we found the original source of the video. Union Minister of Culture and Tourism, G Kishan Reddy posted the video along with pictures of the actual event on October 20,2021. The caption reads,”Performed a ceremonial worship on the arrival of the Sacred Buddha relic from Sri Lanka on the occasion of Ashwin Poornima Also welcomed Buddhists Monks on their arrival. The exposition of Holy Relic will take place during celebrations of Abhidhamma Day today at Kushinagar, UP.”

Original post with the actual event

We also found news reports of the event stating that a Sri Lankan flight was welcomed at Kushinagar airport with 123 delegates and the relics to commemorate Abhidhamma Day.

Times of India’s report

Since the relics were in now way associated with the Ramayana or Sita, this claim is fake.

Popular of this week

Latest articles

Fact Check: A picture of an Algerian coin with Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem is ours written on it has gone viral. Know the reality

A picture is becoming fiercely viral on social media sites. On the basis of...

Fact Check: Did the Atlantic publish a racist headline on judge clearance Thomas?

An image circulating online shows a racist headline published by The Atlantic about Supreme...

Fact Check: Fake news of the death of comedian Surender Sharma has gone viral. Know the reality

A piece of news is going viral on the internet that Comedian Surender Sharma...

BJP MP’s statement- Gandhi Ji got Subhash Chandra Bose assassinated!, know- what is the fact?

A video of BJP MP Narendra Kumar Khichad from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan is going viral...

all time popular

More like this

Fact Check: A picture of an Algerian coin with Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem is ours written on it has gone viral. Know the reality

A picture is becoming fiercely viral on social media sites. On the basis of...

Fact Check: Did the Atlantic publish a racist headline on judge clearance Thomas?

An image circulating online shows a racist headline published by The Atlantic about Supreme...

Fact Check: Fake news of the death of comedian Surender Sharma has gone viral. Know the reality

A piece of news is going viral on the internet that Comedian Surender Sharma...

BJP MP’s statement- Gandhi Ji got Subhash Chandra Bose assassinated!, know- what is the fact?

A video of BJP MP Narendra Kumar Khichad from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan is going viral...

Was Eknath Shinde drunk while talking to the media? Read, Fact-Check

A video is going viral on social media. Users are claiming through this video...

Fact Check: Was a Terrorist caught at the Faridabad Metro Station?

A video is going viral on social media with the claim that a terrorist...