A picture is getting viral on social media. Social media users are claiming that this picture depicts the Kalash yatra performed by Hindu women in Bali, Indonesia. Not only that, but the viral picture has received widespread acclaim from the Sanatani community for preserving the ancient Hindu culture on the Internet.
Verified user Gopal Goswami posted a picture on Twitter and wrote: “Kalash Yatra by Hindu women on the day of Devshayani Ekadashi, Bali province in Indonesia, How well they are saving our ancient culture”.
Another verified user Sheetal Chopra posted the same picture with the text: “SANATANIS IN INDONESIA, trying their best to keep the culture and tradition alive in the middle of forceful conversions” and wrote: “Why do these Balinese women carry a stack of fruits and flowers to temple? For one simple reason as It brings delight to the Bhagwan Krishna “Whosoever offers to me with devotion a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or water, that offering of love, of the pure heart I accept (ix:26)” This is one of the lines Krishna told Arjuna in Bhagwatgeeta describing what Bhagwan expects from an offering .This message is still well executed by all the Balinese throughout the island”.
The posted picture has received approximately 101.7K views so far.
Several users also shared this picture on the Internet.
To verify the authenticity of the claim regarding the viral picture, the Dfrac team reverse-searched it on Google. Meanwhile, we found the same picture on a Travel guide website named bali villa finder. According to this website, the picture shows how Balinese men and women celebrate their special day ‘Galungan’.
Galungan is a Balinese holiday that commemorates the triumph of dharma over adharma. It marks the time when the spirits of deceased relatives return to visit their homelands. All Balinese women dressed up in elegant clothes, carry offerings on their heads, and go to pray at local temples whereas the Balinese men perform the ceremony of slaughtering the chicken and pigs.
The Dfrac’s Fact-Check proves that the claim of the viral picture is misleading as it is not associated with the Kalash yatra ritual of Hindu dharma. In fact, It portrays how Balinese women celebrate their special day ‘Galungan’ in Bali, Indonesia.